The Balfour Declaration and the Making of the Modern Middle East
|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.
Kosher Reception precedes event
Complimentary Valet Parking Available
Reservations Required to Attend Event
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