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

February 13, 2017 | 5:00 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)
Amy Singer, Tel Aviv University
Adriana Kemp, Tel Aviv University

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