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Balfour 100 (Wales)

this morning (sunday 8th), 9.03-9.33am, on bbc radio wales
the balfour declaration at 100 (presented by canon dr sarah rowland-jones) (in the all things considered series)
with guests …
• rabbi professor dan cohn-sherbok
• rev mones farah, rector of aberystwyth and born into a kafr bir’im family
• dr jasmine donahaye, daughter of a former resident of the beit hashita kibbutz

The Balfour Declaration, as it came to be known, expressed the government’s intention to support a Jewish national home, and to do so without undermining the rights of the people already living in Palestine.
The Declaration was controversial at the time and has remained so ever since. Celebrated and vilified in near-equal measure, it sits behind the lasting conflict in the region. While it kindled international support for a Jewish homeland, even the British government has since acknowledged it gave inadequate protection to the political rights of Palestinians.
One hundred years on, how should we in Wales view the Balfour Declaration?”

(if you missed it, available at


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