Lord Balfour Issues Statement on Seventh Anniversary of His Declaration

Lord Balfour, the author of the Declaration of November 2. 1917, which gave birth to a new era in the history of the Jewish people by sanctioning the efforts for rebuilding Palestine as a Jewish Homeland, believes today, seven years after issuing his declaration, in the future of a Jewish Palestine. He feels that the developments of the past seven years are a great encouragement for the future of Jewish Palestine.

Answering an inquiry of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in connection with the approaching seventh anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, in what light he views the development in Palestine during the last seven years, the author of the Balfour Declaration issued the following statement: Whittingehame, Prestonkirk, Scotland. “Dear Sirs,

“I beg to offer my most hearty congratulations on the successes already achieved by the Zionist movement, and my best wishes for its future progress. Doubtless there are difficulties still to be overcome; this is inevitable. But those who, like myself, have a firm faith in the future of Zionism may surely draw great encouragement from the past.

(Signed) “Balfour.”

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