“the Balfour Declaration. This took the form of a letter, written on 2 November 1917 by Arthur Balfour to Walter (Lord) Rothschild. Balfour was then Foreign Secretary in Lloyd George’s wartime coalition government. Rothschild was an eccentric but well-respected zoologist who also happened to be the country’s richest Jew.
Authorised by Lloyd George’s cabinet, the letter asked Rothschild to inform the Zionist Federation of Great Britain that the British government viewed “with favour” the establishment in Palestine of “a national home for the Jewish people” and would do its best to facilitate this endeavour provided this did not involve anything prejudicial to “the civil and religious rights of non-Jewish communities in Palestine or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.”
So how did this lead to an unequal system today?