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    • norman a blumberg
    • 07.12.09 | 23:32 (IST)

    While there were probably many factors leading up to the Balfour Declaration, the most commonly cited one is as a reward by the then British government to Chaim Weitzman for his help in their winning WW1, by developing a process enabling them to manufacture acetone, a chemical vital in the war effort. At that time Weitzman was a chemist, working in Manchester and also the acknowledged Zionist leader in the diaspora. He was appointed Israel's first President in 1948.

    from the article: Why did Adolf Hitler hate the Jews?
    First published 20:44 07.12.09 | Last updated 14:32 12.01.10
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