The Balfour Declaration, San Remo and the British Mandate
What Is the
The Balfour Declaration,2 November 1917 “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 nonJewish
communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any
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