Jewish and democratic is indeed the way
Before 1948, Zionist leaders conceded part of British Palestine to remain loyal to the Zionist vision of a democratic Jewish state. Unfortunately, some leaders today seek a Greater Israel.
The Balfour Declaration, which Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour called a “declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations,” was sent to Lord Rothschild 96 years ago. The letter, dated November 2, 1917, was made public the following week. It granted legal and political validity to the Jewish people’s right to self-determination in Palestine.