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This book demonstrates that the Balfour Declarationthe British decision to establish a Jewish homeland in postwar Palestine made on November 2, 1917 was the culmination of over 60 years of active preoccupation with Jewish culture and history among the British elite. Among these activists were the social reformer Lord Shaftesbury, the statesman Benjamin Disraeli, the novelist George Eliot, the archaeologist Charles Warren, and the romantic adventurer Laurence Oliphant. This study demonstrates how admiration for Judaism among the British elite influenced their actions and even their view of the world.
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About the Author
MICHAEL POLOWETZKY's first book, A Bond Never Broken (1993), analyzed Napoleon's relations with the French literary community.
Table of Contents
Lord Ashley Meets "God's Ancient People"
Benjamin Disraeli and the Great Asian Mystery
George Eliot and the Birth of Modern Zionism
Charles Warren Discovers the Temple
Laurence Oliphant Offers His Leadership
The Verdict of History