The importance of the Balfour delcaration lies in the fact that it was legitimized by the League of Nations in the text of the British mandate for Palestine. Not only in the preamble of the mandate´s text but also troughout the different articles. The Balfour Declaration is a watershed in the quest for the establishment of the state of Israel
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from the article: Is the Balfour Declaration still relevant?