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Author Lewis, Geoffrey, 1929-

Title Balfour and Weizmann : the Zionist, the zealot and the emergence of Israel / Geoffrey Lewis
Published London ; New York : Continuum, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 203 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Jew and Arab -- The dream of Zion -- Arthur Balfour -- Chaim Weizmann -- "Uganda" -- England -- Palestine before the war -- Messianic times -- Placating the French, inciting the Arabs -- First steps to the Balfour Declaration -- The turning point -- It's a boy! -- At the threshold
Summary On November 2nd 1917 Arthur Balfour, then Foreign Secretary, wrote to Lord Rothschild to say that the British Government viewed with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people. It was a statement the consequences of which have reverberated throughout the world in a crescendo of bitterness and violence ever since. It interposed a European (mainly Russian) Jewish cultural idea in an Arab land and it led eventually to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Eleven years before his declaration, Balfour had met the passionate Zionist and émigré chemist Chaim Weizmann while el
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-197) and index
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Subject Balfour, Arthur James, 1848-1930.
Weizmann, Chaim, 1874-1952.
Balfour, Arthur J.
Balfour, Arthur James, 1848-1930.
Weizmann, Chaim, 1874-1952.
Weizmann, Chaim.
Balfour Declaration.
Balfour Declaration.
Zionism -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Diplomatic relations.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1910-1936.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Palestine
Palestine -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain
Palestine -- History -- 1917-1948.
Great Britain.
Middle East -- Palestine.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1441164693
Other Titles Balfour & Weizmann