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Posts Tagged: British Mandate

November 9, 2017 4:30 pm

Arabs and Turks Welcomed the Balfour Declaration

"One hundred years have passed since the notorious Balfour Declaration, by which Britain gave, without any right, authority or consent from anyone, the land of...

October 30, 2017 2:06 pm

Year Zero: The Palestinians and the Balfour Declaration

JNS.org - For the Palestinians, the year zero is not 1948, when the State of Israel came into being, but 1917, when Great Britain issued, in...

October 30, 2017 11:08 am

Balfour, the Palestinians — and No Peace

JNS.org - It was a minor news story in the summer of 2016. Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas announced that he was suing Great Britain over...

October 27, 2017 3:01 pm

Why Do Zionists Celebrate Unfulfilled Promises?

In the coming weeks, numerous Jewish organizations and institutions will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, and the 50th anniversary of the United...

September 20, 2017 10:41 am

Nearing Centennial, Lord Balfour Descendant Shows Pride in Family Support for Jewish Homeland

JNS.org - In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, British and Israeli senior officials convened in Jerusalem last week to discuss the past, present and...

August 19, 2016 2:09 am

Shabbat Nachamu in Jerusalem, 1920

The Haftorah read on Shabbat Nachamu, which follows Tisha B’Av, expresses the message of comfort conveyed by the prophet Isaiah to a bereaved nation soon...

August 5, 2016 2:53 pm

UK Government Report on Involvement With Israel’s Alleged Nuclear Arsenal Mysteriously Missing From National Archives

Official documents relating to the British government’s involvement in Israel’s alleged nuclear arsenal have mysteriously gone missing, the BBC reported on Wednesday. According to the...

August 5, 2016 2:04 am

Jewish Historian Renounces Zionism, But at Least She’s Honest

JNS.org - American Jewish historian Hasia Diner is facing widespread criticism over her public renunciation of Israel and Zionism. I say: Thanks, Hasia, for your honesty. Diner is...

April 14, 2016 6:27 am

Remembering the 1920 Passover Pogrom in Israel

On November 2, 1917, the British issued the Balfour Declaration, which supported the idea of Jewish statehood in "Palestine." Just two years later, local British administrators challenged that...

March 4, 2016 4:56 am

Purity of Arms: the Ethical Guide for the Israel Defense Forces

JNS.org - Current and vituperative disputes in Israel over whether or not the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is temperate enough in its response to Palestinian attacks...

December 8, 2014 9:02 am

A Debate on Illegal Immigration – Into British Mandatory Palestine

JNS.org - The national debate on immigration is very much on the minds of some American Jewish leaders and organizations, and the same was...

April 20, 2014 10:11 am

Guardian Blames 1929 Arab Massacre of Jews on ‘Zionist Provocations’

During my youth in Poland, I asked a group of Poles why they felt a need to beat up Jews, and they responded that the...

February 25, 2014 12:31 pm

Israel’s Navy is the Mediterranean’s Life-Line

Israel's Navy is the IDF's smallest branch and the least known. But the Israeli Navy actually predates the establishment of the State, existing as the...

October 27, 2013 2:43 pm

Nearly 100 Years Later, Still Bickering Over Balfour

Last year, on the 95th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, the former Palestinian minister, Nabil Shaath, wrote an article in the Daily Telegraph attacking Britain...


BBC Follows Blind British Backpacker as He Visits Israel’s Western Wall

Cameras from a BBC travel series followed a blind British backpacker who is on...

‘Bachelor’ Star Has Jewish Wedding at Synagogue in Texas

A "Bachelor" alum had a traditional Jewish wedding in Houston, Texas on Sunday. Reality television star...


How Jerusalem Is Reacting to Trump’s Change in US Policy

JNS.org - Opinions in Jerusalem about President Donald Trump’s landmark policy change there is vast -- reflecting the diversity of the Israeli capital itself. In an...

Europeans Violently Protest Jerusalem Changes as Netanyahu Visits Continent

JNS.org - Anti-Israel and anti-Semitic demonstrations pervaded Europe last weekend as Israeli Prime Minister...

Trump, Often Polarizing, Draws Broad Jewish and Christian Support on Jerusalem

JNS.org - It’s not often that the American Jewish community is united on issues...


White House: Palestinians ‘Walking Away’ From Peace Talks by Snubbing P...

JNS.org - The Trump administration said Sunday that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is “walking away” from peace talks after PA President...


Netanyahu: Most European Countries Will Follow US Precedent on Jerusalem

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday expressed confidence that most European countries will follow the precedent set by the Trump administration’s policy changes on Jerusalem. “I believe that all...

Middle East

German Chancellor Leads Condemnation of Antisemitic Outrages in Wake Of US ...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday condemned the angry antisemitic demonstrations that broke out in various cities in her country...