Kissinger: Balfour Declaration Represented ‘Hope for Mankind’

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The Algemeiner reports: Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has described the 1917 issuance of the Balfour Declaration — in which Britain promised the Jewish people a “national home” in Palestine — as an event of global historical importance.

In an op-ed published by The Jewish Chronicle to mark Thursday’s centenary of the declaration, Kissinger — the author of several books on statecraft and diplomacy — said that the late Lord Arthur Balfour’s undertaking had contributed to “peace in the world and hope for mankind.”

“The Balfour Declaration’s importance transcended its immediate objectives,” Kissinger wrote. “It became a founding document of an emerging world order.”

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