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November 2 1917, The Balfour Declaration

Sir Arthur Balfour“The fact that the Balfour Declaration was issued in 1917, in order to enlist Jewish support for the allies and the fact that this support was forthcoming are not sufficiently appreciated in Palestine. The Arabs do not appear to realize in the first place that the present position of the Arab world as a whole is mainly due to the great sacrifices made by the allied and associated powers in the war and, secondly that, in so far as the Balfour Declaration helped to bring about, the Allies had won the war, it is improbable that all the Arab countries, except Palestine, would now have become or be about to become independent states.”

Source: Report of the Royal (Peel) Commission, page 24 quoted from Palestine Partition Commission Report Cmd.5479 pg (251)**

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