by Felix Quigley
(part 2 of a series not to be missed)
Every student of life youthful or not so youthful must be more than familiar with the Balfour Declaration
“II. The Balfour Declaration
The British Foreign Office, November 2nd, 1917
Dear Lord Rothschild, I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty’s Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.
“His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.”
I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.2
Arthur James Balfour
[Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]
In the history of mankind this is a very unique event. It is one of the very few times that you will find in history where the Jewish people are supported by anybody in authority.
This declaration so simply stated fills the anti-Semites of today with horror. Any time it is mentioned it is with derision and distain.
But why should that be? What is there in the above declaration which is not to be praised?
The answer to this question will determine the fact of whether you address an anti-Semite or not!