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In a letter to Baron Walter Rothschild, leader of Britain's Jewish community, British Foreign Secretary Lord Balfour declared that the British Government would view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a homeland for the Jewish people, with the understanding that ".
His Majesty's Government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country
The Balfour Declaration of November 2, 1917, began with the phrase: "His Majesty's government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people C*" This declaration introduces the concept of a Jewish national home into international relations in a most decisive manner.
The Balfour Declaration of November 2, 1917, begins with the phrase "His Majesty's government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.
Gove was evidently thinking of the 1917 Balfour Declaration according to which the British government professed to view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for Jews.