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Third Earl of Balfour Dead at 65, Was Ardent Supporter of Zionism and Israel

The death of the third Earl of Balfour, nephew of Prime Minister Arthur Balfour who announced the Balfour Declaration for a Jewish homeland in Palestine in 1917, and himself an ardent supporter of Zionism and Israel, was announced Friday. Lord Balfour, who died in Edinburgh after an illness, was 65. Robert Arthur Lytton Balfour was a member of the Anglo-Israel Association and a vice-president of Youth Aliyah for nearly 30 years. The title now goes to Gerald Arthur James Balfour, a merchant ship captain. In 1938 Lord Blafour made his Scottish lowlands estates available for 250 Jewish children saved from Germany. They remained until the end of World War II.