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Meeting to mark the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration - Monday 6 November, National Liberal Club

October 1, 2017 1:45 PM

Balfour DecIn a letter dated 2 November 1917, Arthur Balfour, the Foreign Secretary in the Coalition Government of David Lloyd George, announced British government support for a "national home" for the Jewish people, to be established in Palestine, then still part of the Ottoman Empire. The letter was sent to Lord Walter Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community to be forwarded to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland. The text of the declaration was published in the press on 9 November 1917

To mark that centenary, the Lloyd George Society and the Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel are to hold a meeting to look at why the British government agreed to make this announcement at the time and in the way it did; and to examine the international consequences of the Declaration.

Speakers: Professor T G Otte from the University of East Anglia, Professor Colin Shindler of SOAS, London); Chair Baroness Sarah Ludford (Vice President, LDFI)

Admission is free, all are very welcome.

7.00 - 8.15pm, Monday 6 November 2017 - David Lloyd George Room, National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A