Jerome Chanes, our board’s resident expert on Jewish and Zionist history, has had his latest article published in The Forward on the antisemitic conspiracy thinking that helped motivate Britain to issue the Balfour Declaration — the first international recognition of the Jewish people’s right to a homeland in Palestine, and the document that helped shape Britain’s early cultivation of the Yishuv, the self-governing Zionist community in Palestine. In the midst of Britain’s desperate struggle in World War I, British officials believed that Jews had secret influences over the Young Turks movement that controlled the Ottoman Turkish Empire:
The Dark Forces Behind the Balfour Declaration — And Its Lasting Legacy
Subhead: Why does the Balfour Declaration, written in 1917 during the darkest days of World War I, still tug at our elbow, insisting we pay attention to it even today?
Did Germany Help Save Palestine’s Jews During World War I? …
Palestine’s Jewish community faced death and destruction at the hands of
Ottoman ruler Ahmed Jamal Pasha during World War One.
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