Balfour – zionism gets its foot in the door


An expansion on a chapter of Alison Weir’s “Against Our Better Judgement”.

“we too are in agreement with the cultural anti-Semites, in so far as we believed that Germans of the Mosaic faith (Judaism) are an undesirable, demoralizing phenomen”

— Chaim Weizmann, President World Zionist Organization in a discussion with Balfour in 1912.

Source: The letters and papers of Chaim Weizmann v. VII

Key zionists in key positions in the UK:

Lionel Walter Rothschild

Rothschild was a ConservativeMember of Parliament for Aylesbury from 1899 until he retired from politics at the January 1910 general election.

Rothschild was the president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews from 1925 to 1926.

He was said to have received the Balfour Declaration in 1917.

Lionel Walter Rothschild

Lloyd George

Lloyd George had been retained as an attorney by Zionists in 1903. While not yet a government leader, he…

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