The Balfour Declaration, conteened within the oreeginal letter frae Balfour tae Rothschild
|Creatit||2 Nov 1917|
|Author(s)||Walter Rothschild, Arthur Balfour, Leo Amery, Lord Milner|
|Signatories||Arthur James Balfour|
|Purpose||Confirmin support frae the Breetish govrenment for the establishment in Palestine o a "naitional home" for the Jewish fowk, wi twa condeetions|
The Balfour Declaration wis a single paragraph in a letter datit 2 November 1917 frae the Unitit Kinrick's Furrin Secretar Arthur James Balfour tae Walter Rothschild, 2nt Baron Rothschild, a leader o the Breetish Jewish commonty, for transmission tae the Zionist Federation o Great Breetain an Ireland. It read:
His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours 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.