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Which famous British politician stated this in reference to Israel, “It is manifestly right that the Jews, who are scattered all over the world, should have a national centre and a National Home where some of them may be reunited.”




This question is part of Jerusalem Center Israel at 70 Quiz #2

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Answered on Dec 11, 2018

Winston Churchill

Read more On March 28, 1921, British Colonial Secretary Winston Churchill met and heard from a former mayor of Jerusalem, Musa Kazim el Husseini, who denounced the Balfour Declaration. Husseini petitioned Churchill to stop the immigration of Jews into Palestine and claimed that life for the Arabs was better under the Ottomans. Churchill responded, defending the Balfour Declaration and the reestablishment of the Jewish homeland. Churchill’s response: …You have asked me in the first place to repudiate the Balfour Declaration and to veto immigration of Jews into Palestine. It is not in my power to do so, nor, if it were in my power, would it be my wish. The British Government have passed their word, by the mouth of Mr. Balfour, that they will view with favour the establishment of a National Home for Jews in Palestine, and that inevitably involves the immigration of Jews into the country. This declaration of Mr. Balfour and of the British Government has been ratified by the Allied Powers who have been victorious in the Great War; and it was a declaration made while the war was still in progress, while victory and defeat hung in the balance. It must therefore be regarded as one of the facts definitely established by the triumphant conclusion of the Great War. It is upon this basis that the mandate has been undertaken by Great Britain, it is upon this basis that the mandate will be discharged. I have no doubt that it is on this basis that the mandate will be accepted by the Council of the League of Nations, which is to meet again shortly. Winston Churchill in a doorway receiving Mousa Kasim Pasha el Husseini at a reception at Government House, Jerusalem. Emir Abdullah of Jordan stands on the left, behind Mrs. Churchill. (Library of Congress) Moreover, it is manifestly right that the Jews, who are scattered all over the world, should have a national centre and a National Home where some of them may be reunited. And where else could that be but in this land of Palestine, with which for more than 3,000 years they have been intimately and profoundly associated? We think it will be good for the world, good for the Jews and good for the British Empire. But we also think it will be good for the Arabs who dwell in Palestine, and we intend that it shall be good for them, and that they shall not be sufferers or supplanted in the country in which they dwell or denied their share in all that makes for its progress and prosperity.####

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