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The story of a ‘brief window of time, fated never to open again’
 
12/07/2019
 

God’s Hand in the Balfour Declaration

The story of a ‘brief window of time, fated never to open again’

BY BRENT NAGTEGAAL

JERUSALEM – November 2 marks the 102nd anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, arguably the most important moment in the reestablishment of the Jewish state in the land of Palestine. This was the instance in which British Foreign Secretary Lord Arthur Balfour issued a statement of intent whereby the British Empire viewed "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."

Though the Jews would have to mobilize and fight for eventual statehood in 1948, without the backing of the British Empire in 1917, Jewish statehood would have never had a chance.

But when we look at the circumstances surrounding the Balfour Declaration, we see that it was more than a purely human endeavor.

 
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