The Balfour Declaration and the Making of the Modern Middle East

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The Balfour Declaration and the Making of the Modern Middle East

A Retrospective Marking the Centennial Anniversary

Thursday, November 2, 2017 | 5:30 PM | Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for an in-depth conversation exploring the legacy of the Balfour Declaration—a public statement issued by the British government during World War I announcing support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine, then an Ottoman region with a minority Jewish population. The declaration was contained in a letter dated November 2, 1917, from the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Walter Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland.

Keynote Presentations:
David Katz, Tel Aviv University
Uri Ben Eliezer, University of Haifa

Panel Conversation:
Lior Haiat, Consul General of Israel
David Prodger, British Consul General
Eric Lob, FIU
Brian Siegal, American Jewish Committee (AJC)

Moderation & Closing:Tudor Parfitt, FIU

This event is free and open to the public.

Kosher Reception precedes event. Complimentary Valet Parking Available

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Program is co-sponsored by Consulate General of Israel, British Consulate General, American Jewish Committee, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, Global Jewish Studies Program, Middle East Studies Program