Yes, but London’s support is becoming more tenuous on both left and right.
It wasn’t only the Allies who acknowledged Jewish claims to the land of Israel.
What the Palestinian narrative gets wrong.
We don’t need no stinking declarations.
It did not create a link between the Jews and their land.
Palestinians are still fighting the recognition of any Jewish sovereignty.
Setting an example of the Jewish commitment to both the universal and the covenantal.
In 1937, an official British report first proposed the partition of Mandate Palestine. The story behind it helps to explain why the Arab-Jewish conflict remains unresolved.
The achievements and sacrifice of a family of Palestinian Jews helped to secure both victory in war and Great Britain’s endorsement of Zionism.
The Jewish Legion was not just a military force but an instrument of Zionist diplomacy—a symbolic resurrection of the Jewish national spirit.
Some of them viewed things in a more inspiring light than that of political and material interests.
And how it thereby helped to secure the legal foundations of the state of Israel.
For 100 years the British statement, which inaugurated Zionism’s legitimation in the eyes of the world, has been seen as the isolated act of a single nation. The truth is much different.
The heroic Jewish general at Gallipoli, the battle of Beersheva, and a tradition of tolerance.