The Balfour Declaration – 2017 Britain, Israel and the Middle East conference session 1

Session one of our 2017 Britain, Israel and the Middle East conference with The Jewish News, marking the centenary of the 1917 Balfour Declaration.

Jonathan Schneer, Elias Zananiri, Einat Wilf and BICOM Senior Research Fellow Professor Alan Johnson discuss why the British Government issued the Balfour Declaration, how British support for Zionism compared to support for other groups in the region, how this related to the great power politics of the time and the impact it had on the Jewish and Arab community in Palestine.