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It reads: "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.
Sir Arthur Balfour described British commitments in Palestine as "incompatible with facts," and a major "incompatibility" is his 1917 Declaration, as Foreign Secretary, that "His Majesty's government view with favor the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people" but that "nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities" there.
On October 31, 1917, the British Cabinet approved a one-sentence statement of policy regarding its plans for Palestine, which the British Army was just then in the process of conquering away from the Ottoman Empire: "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.