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CENTENARY OF THE BALFOUR DECLARATION EXHIBITION AT THE ISRAEL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

Posted : 03 November 2017 12:28:14 | By TWO Bureau | Two Bureau

CENTENARY OF THE BALFOUR DECLARATION EXHIBITION AT THE ISRAEL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Centenary of the Balfour Declaration Exhibition, at the Israel Academy of Science and Humanities in Jerusalem, assembles historical documents texts and objects of a wide range of types and material, lent by archives and collections located in Israel and the UK.  The items on display bear witness to past events and to their changing meanings during the course of the intervening century.

 

Through letters, copies of the local press, as well as information cards highlighting the main players at the time, the Balfour Declaration, a letter sent by British Foreign Secretary Arthur James (later Lord) Balfour to Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild on November 2,1917, is explored.  The 67-word text of the Declaration represented a delicate balancing of the views of politics, public figures and intellectuals, Jews and non-Jews in Great Britain and around the world, expressed at meetings and via correspondence, behind the scenes and in the open, at conventions and in the press.

 

Guided tours can be organized for groups upon request.

 

The exhibition is mounted at the Israel Academy of Science and Humanities in Jerusalem in cooperation with the National Library of Israel and YadIzhak Ben-Zvi.

 

The exhibition closes on January 18, 2018.




Tags : CENTENARY, BALFOUR, DECLARATION, EXHIBITION, ISRAEL, ACADEMY, SCIENCES, HUMANITIES


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