Balfour Initiative

Tags: Am Yisrael, History, Diaspora, Israel Engagement, Leadership

On November 2, 1917, the Jewish people received public validation of our ancient hope for a state of our own.


The Balfour Declaration invites a deeper understanding of the long history of our struggle to create a place where Jews could live free in our ancient homeland.

British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour sent a letter to Lord Rothschild, the head of the Zionist Federation, that expressed British support of a Jewish State in Palestine.

Not only was this letter the first political recognition of Jewish nationalism by a world power; it was a reflection of the philosophical, practical, and spiritual meaning behind the historical link of the Jewish nation to our ancient homeland.

On every November 2nd, let us honor The Balfour Declaration and reinstate the celebration of Balfour Day!

Balfour Day is something we should be celebrating, and utilizing to our national advantage. It is a day ripe with meaning, with positive Zionist fulfillment. It was a watershed on the road to Israel's establishment, and it provides compelling evidence that Israel's right to statehood was universally recognized and unassailable.

It provides us with a chance, year in and year out, to underline our internationally-recognized right to be here, something which far too many people around the world seem to have forgotten. 
Michael Freund


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