Balfour in the Dock

Balfour in the Dock

J.M.N. Jeffries & the Case for the Prosecution

Book - 2017
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"In 2017, in rsponse to a campaign seeking an apology for the Balfour Declarion, the British Government responde. "The Balfoutr Declaration is an historic statement for which HMG does not intend to apologise. We are proud of our role in creating the State of Israel ... The Declaration was written ... in the midst of the First World War and in the twilight of the Ottoman Empire. In that context, establishing a homeland for the Jewish people in the land in which they had such strong historical and religious ties was the right and moral thing to do, particularly against the background of centuries of persecution." In fact, the Declaration was neither right nor moral. In the words of the Briton who arguably did the most to expose it and reverse the course of British policy in the postwar period, J. N. M. Jeffries (1880-1960), it was the most discreditable documernt to which a British Government has set to hand within memory. This book tells the story of this almost forgotten journalist, scholar and activist."--Book jacket.
Publisher: Bloxham, Oxon, UK :, Skyscraper Publications,, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781911072225
Branch Call Number: BIO JEFFRIES
Characteristics: 401 pages : portraits ; 25 cm


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