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Lord Arthur Balfour

Famous for:

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Being a British statesman

The Balfour Declaration

His Majesty’s government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people...

Lord Arthur Balfour (1848-1930) was a leading British politician who served in a number of roles, including Prime Minister. Serving as the Foreign Secretary in 1917, he issued the Balfour Declaration, which set as British policy the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.