Is the Balfour Declaration still relevant?
Jews and Palestinians both say yes - which shows that both sides still care more about how they are perceived than about reality on the ground.
Today is the 95th anniversary of the signing of the Balfour Declaration, the British government's official pledge to support "the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people," which was sent to Lord Rothschild by Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour on November 2, 1917. Growing up in Israel and learning the national historical narrative, I had a rather jaundiced view of the Balfour...
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