The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Bloomsbury, 2010 - 432 sidor
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On 2 November 1917, after much discussion, the British War Cabinet under Lloyd George finally approved and issued a statement in the form of a short letter from the Foreign Office to the English Zionist, Lord Rothschild. It was signed by the foreign Secretary, Arthur Balfour and contained the key short paragraph that began: '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 '. The Balfour Declaration, as it came to be known, set in motion a series of events, entirely unforeseen by its authors, which shaped the modern world and continues to shape it. Conceived against a backdrop of the First World War, its midwives were an extraordinary cast of diplomats, scholars, soldiers and spies, Arab insurgents and Zionist zealots. It is a tale full of intrigue, betrayal, adventure, death and triumph. And ranges from London to Cairo to the Deserts of Arabia, where the enigmatic figure of T.E. Lawrence achieved lasting fame.

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Review: The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Användarrecension  - Melissa - Goodreads

Any non-fiction book that begins with a cast of characters defined like a Shakespeare play requires the ability to concentrate! This book was fascinating but required more attention than I could give ... Läs hela recensionen

Review: The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Användarrecension  - John - Goodreads

I wish the author had gone into Chaim Weizmann's scientific contribution to the WW II effort. A far more complicated story than I would have every imagined. Well worth reading. Läs hela recensionen

Om författaren (2010)

Jonathan Schneer was born in New York City. He earned his BA from McGill University and his PhD from Columbia University. He has taught at Boston College and Yale University and is currently the professor of modern British history at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has held numerous fellowships in the US and UK and is the author of five previous books, most recently London 1900: The Imperial Metropolis and The Thames. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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