The Balfour Declaration

November 2, 1917

During the First World War, British policy became gradually committed to the idea of establishing a Jewish home in Palestine (Eretz Yisrael). After discussions in the British Cabinet, and consultation with Zionist leaders, the decision was made known in the form of a letter by Arthur James Lord Balfour to Lord Rothschild. The letter represents the first political recognition of Zionist aims by a Great Power.

You can read a short chapter from Doug Reed's book, Controversy of Zion, which gives a background on how this came about. You'll also notice how they so casually tossed Theodore Herzl aside, like a piece of rotten meat when he was no longer 'useful' (as in 'useful idiot'). As you're reading about Weizmann, bear in mind he was also cast aside and died a destitute and forlorn and forgotten person, as did Colonel Mandel House, Woodrow Wilson's alter ego and pawn to the Zionist elite.

Anyone who believes that they will escape the same treatment has grossly deluded themselves, including elected officials and appointed bureaucrats who trade their souls for a scrap of bread from their masters.  

Jackie -- April 11th, 2003



Foreign Office

November 2nd, 1917

Dear Lord Rothschild,

I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.

"His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."

I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.

Yours sincerely,

Arthur James Balfour