The Balfour Declaration and the Making of the Modern Middle East

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for an in-depth conversation exploring the legacy of the Balfour Declaration – a public statement issued by the British government during World War I announcing support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine, then an Ottoman region with a minority Jewish population. The declaration was contained in a letter dated November 2, 1917, from the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Walter Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of the Great Britain and Ireland.

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Program is co-sponsored by Consulate General of Israel, British Consulate General, American Jewish Committee, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, Global Jewish Studies Program, Middle East Studies Program