This Day in Jewish History 1891: An American Cleric Presents His Own 'Balfour Declaration'

Writer of 'Jesus is coming' saw Jews' return to Palestine as key to Messiah's return.

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On March 5, 1891, the American Christian clergyman William E. Blackstone presented what became known as the “Blackstone Memorial,” a petition advocating the restoration of Palestine to the Jewish people, to...