n. A 1917 statement by the British government declaring Great Britain’s support for the establishment of a national homeland for Jews in Palestine.
"Ironically, the Balfour declarion came from the pro-Zionists and the Anti-Semitic racists coming together." (source)
Languages of Origin
From the name of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the time, Earl Of Balfour Arthur James Balfour.
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
- Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
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