Balfour Declaration Resource Pack
The Balfour Declaration was a letter sent by the British Foreign Secretary Lord Balfour to Lord Rothschild on November 2, 1917. In the letter Lord Balfour expressed the British government’s support for the Zionist enterprise; the first example of official state support for the Zionist movement.
This resource pack includes a variety of primary sources about the Balfour Declaration, the people involved, and the public reactions. There is also information about the declaration itself and some suggested activities.
What was the Balfour Declaration?
The Balfour Declaration, issued on November 2, 1917 by Lord Arthur Balfour was a historic statement that recognized the right of the Jews to a homeland in the Land of Israel.
What led to the Balfour Declaration?
What world events led to the creation of the Balfour Declaration?
Click here to see a visual timeline of the key events leading to the Balfour Declaration.
Click here to see some videos about the Balfour Declaration.