Charles G. Cogan on the Balfour Declaration

The Balfour Declaration and the Rationale for Jewish Settlements in the West Bank
The Huffington Post
August 23, 2012
Commentary by: Charles G. Cogan, International Security Program associate
Topic: The Balfour Declaration

“The Balfour Declaration of November 2, 1917 was a recognition by the British Government that a national home for the Jews should be created in Palestine. But Palestine was never defined in the declaration. It was only a concept at the time. The territory of what was to become the British-awarded Palestine Mandate after World War I was under Ottoman rule at the time and was split into several sanjaqs or sub-provinces, one of which was the sanjaq of Jerusalem.”

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