Article: 'The Contested Centenary' - Britain's Balfour Declaration

Posted on centenarynews.com on 02 November 2017
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The 100th anniversary of Britain's promise in 1917 to 'establish a Jewish national home' in Palestine is being 'revisited with passion and anger', an article in The Guardian says.

Ian Black, the British newspaper's former Middle East Editor, reviews a century of bitter dispute since Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour announced the pledge in November 1917, ahead of an Allied advance into Palestine during the First World War. 

"The brief document that bears his name is seen as marking the beginning of what is today widely considered the world's most intractable conflict. On that, if on little else, Israelis and Palestinians agree," Black writes.

Read the full article in The Guardian.

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