J.M.N. Jeffries – Palestine The Reality

SKU: 9781911072126


The Balfour Declaration of 1917, in which the British foreign minister expressed his support for a Jewish state in Palestine, was a document that profoundly affected the Middle East for the next 100 years. Palestine: The Reality is a vivid and personal account of the birth and significance of the Declaration, by a journalist, J.M.N. Jeffries who was intimately familiar with the dramatis personae in the story and with the relevant documents, some revealed in the book for the first time. One of Jeffries’ most startling revelations is that Britain ruled Palestine illegally under a civilian rather than military administration.

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British journalist Jeffries (1880–1960) combines the skills of an investigative reporter, a scholar’s assiduity in pursuing available documents, and an engaging writing style in this long-unavailable 1939 exposé of the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which underwrote a “national home” for the Jewish people in Palestine. Jeffries covered WWI in the Middle East and emerged as a committed anti-Zionist. For the next quarter century he focused on the Balfour Declaration, drawing three principal conclusions.

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Weight1.122 kg
Dimensions15 × 4.00 × 22.5 cm