The Troubled History of the Balfour Declaration

On November 2nd 1917, Britain's Foreign Secretary Aurther Balfour penned a letter to Lord Rothschild on behalf of the British government. The text of the letter contained less than 100 words, but they would go do in history for what they would mean to the Zionist Movement. The Balfour Declaration, which confirmed Britain's committment to build a Jewish homeland in Palestine, was among many conflicting agreements that the British made during WWI. In this episode Danny discusses the history of the Balfour Declaration and its troubled legacy.

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