As UCI celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, realize that the declaration is only one of several key documents upon which modern Israel’s sovereignty rests. Please find out more by visiting (and sharing!) our “Israel, Stand Firm on San Remo” landing page HERE. uc4i.org/stand
[Editor’s Note: Be sure to see the article following this video! BELFOUR DECLARATION CELEBRATION
It has been 50 years since the Six Day War was remembered June 2017. This year marks 120 years since the First Zionist Congress held on August 29th 1897. On November 29th – 70 years ago – the United Nations voted for the partition of Palestine which proved to be the prerequisite to the re-birth of Israel some six months later. The most significant date is November 2nd,100 years ago when the British Foreign Secretary, Lord Arthur James Balfour wrote a letter, the Balfour Declaration, the was the catalyst for the re-birth of the State of Israel. ISRAELIS HAVE MUCH TO CELEBRATE! UCI will cover events like the above “The Balfour Declaration: 100 Years Later,” featuring Members of Congress here in the United States as well as events happening in Israel, London (article below) and around the world in the coming week. Stay Tuned to UC4I.org and please share this page with your friends using the links provided below!]
Video published on Oct 26, 2017 by the emetonline (Endowment for Middle East Truth) YouTube channel –
(October 24, 2017 – Washington, D.C.) The Balfour Declaration is an extremely important document that led to the establishment of the State of Israel. EMET hosted a celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the Balfour Declaration by hosting an event with Members of Congress to speak about the significance of the Balfour Declaration in today’s current climate, and to express their continued support for the State of Israel.
November 2, 2017 will mark the 100 year anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, the official British acknowledgment of the need for a national home for the Jewish people and the historical Jewish link to the land upon which the State of Israel would be established. British Foreign Secretary at the time, Lord Arthur James Balfour, wrote a concise letter to Lord Rothschild, a leader of the Jewish community, which expressed “His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.”
The great significance of the Balfour Declaration stems essentially from the drawing of most of the map of the Middle East, by the great power of the time – Great Britain. The Balfour Declaration, endorsed by the United States, France and Italy, formalized the international community’s recognition of a Jewish nation and constituted the first step toward the objective of political Zionism as outlined by Theodor Herzl and the First Zionist Congress in 1897.
Thirty years post-Balfour, on November 29, 1947 the United Nations voted to approve the partition resolution, creating a Jewish and an Arab state in Palestine. The partition decision was accepted by Israel but rejected by the Arabs, who responded to Israel’s declaration of independence with war.
President Harry Truman made the United States the first nation on earth to recognize the newly-created Jewish State. Israel came into being on May 14, 1948 not only as a Jewish state, but also as a Democratic state. Like America, Israel is one of the few countries that has known nothing other than democratic rule. Israel’s Declaration of Independence was drawn directly from the American Declaration of Independence, promising full equality for religion, creed, race and sex.
ALSO! The article below gives details of a November 7th celebration at the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, south-west London. Dignitaries from the UK and from around the world will host an evening of celebration to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, organized by Christian Zionists.
Christian Israel supporters to hold Balfour celebration at Royal Albert Hall
by Lianne Kolirin for The Jewish Chronicle Online – April 27, 2017
Organisers says event will “show our love for the Jewish people”.
The Royal Albert Hall is to host an evening of celebration to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, organised by Christian Zionists.
Entitled Partners in This Great Enterprise, the show will feature singers, actors, musicians and a large choir at the venue, in Kensington, south-west London, on November 7.
The evening has been organised by the Balfour 100 (Christian) Working Group. Organisers said that “Christian leaders will help us ‘remember, reconnect, recognise and rededicate’ to show our love and support for Israel and the Jewish people”.
A spokesman said: “We are very excited by this event, which will be spiritually significant as well as being a wonderful celebration in a world-class venue.”
The Balfour Declaration – signed by Lord Balfour, the then Foreign Secretary Lord Balfour in 1917 – expressed British support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
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