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Meaning of Balfour Declaration

Bal'four Declara'tion

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  1. a statement, issued by the British government on November 2, 1917, favoring the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jews but without prejudice to the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine.
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