Book Size: 6" x 9"

Pages: 800

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566560245

Imprint: Olive Branch Press

Release date: 11/15/16

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Palestine: The Reality

The Inside Story of the Balfour Declaration

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“British journalist Jeffries (1880- 1960) combines the skills of an investigative reporter, a scholar’s assiduity in pursuing available documents, and an engaging writing style in this long-unavailable 1939 expose of the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which underwrote a “national home” for the Jewish people in Palestine. Jeffries covered WWI in the Middle East and emerged as a committed anti-Zionist. For the next quarter century he focused on the Balfour Declaration, drawing three principal conclusions: First, its real authors and supporters were Jewish, British, and international Zionists who shaped the document and lobbied for it in London and at Versailles (Jeffries unflatteringly portrays both the Jewish Zionists and their gentile counterparts). Second, Britain lied and broke promises to both its Arab and French allies on every aspect of the Palestine question. Third , Britain callously dismissed Palestinian Arabs’ rights and welfare. Jeffries’s work received significant prepublication support, but his publisher’s warehouse and most of the existing copies were destroyed during the 1941 German blitz. The centennial of the Balfour Declaration occasioned this new edition, and though Jeffries’s narrow focus underplays Britain’s desperate wartime situation in 1917, the book will be welcomed by critics of Britain and Israel. Maps & illus.” – Publishers Weekly

About this book

A comprehensive history and analysis of the Balfour Declaration of 1917, published in the run up to its 100th anniversary. First published by Longman Green, London, this book had a short life; the entire stock and the publisher's premises were destroyed by the german blitz in 1941. The Balfour Declaration of 1917 is a document that profoundly affected the Middle East. Palestine: The Reality is an expertly researched inside story of the Declaration. It is also a vivid and personal account in which J.M.N. Jeffries exposes the real authors and progenitors of the Balfour Declaration, along with their personal stories, motives, conspiracies, and political aims. The author also details the other international players who were involved in the creation of the "Balfour"å document, and offers a clearsighted perspective on the broken agreements with Britain's Arab allies that enabled the Declaration and dispossessed the Palestinian Arabs of their homeland.

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About the author

Joseph Mary Nagle Jeffries (1880-1960) was a war, foreign, and political correspondent for The Daily Mail in London from 1914 until the 1930s. He covered the fighting in the First World War, the struggles in Palestine, and the “Troubles” in Ireland.

Reviews

“British journalist Jeffries (1880- 1960) combines the skills of an investigative reporter, a scholar’s assiduity in pursuing available documents, and an engaging writing style in this long-unavailable 1939 expose of the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which underwrote a “national home” for the Jewish people in Palestine. Jeffries covered WWI in the Middle East and emerged as a committed anti-Zionist. For the next quarter century he focused on the Balfour Declaration, drawing three principal conclusions: First, its real authors and supporters were Jewish, British, and international Zionists who shaped the document and lobbied for it in London and at Versailles (Jeffries unflatteringly portrays both the Jewish Zionists and their gentile counterparts). Second, Britain lied and broke promises to both its Arab and French allies on every aspect of the Palestine question. Third, Britain callously dismissed Palestinian Arabs’ rights and welfare. Jeffries’s work received significant prepublication support, but his publisher’s warehouse and most of the existing copies were destroyed during the 1941 German blitz. The centennial of the Balfour Declaration occasioned this new edition, and though Jeffries’s narrow focus underplays Britain’s desperate wartime situation in 1917, the book will be welcomed by critics of Britain and Israel. Maps & illus.” – Publishers Weekly

Additional information

Author

Jeffries, J.M.N.

Inprint

Olive Branch Press

Pages

800

Type

PB

Illustrator

Osborne, Ria

Release date

11/15/16

Author Home

UK

Subtitle

The Inside Story of the Balfour Declaration

Format

6" x 9"

Reviews

"British journalist Jeffries (1880- 1960) combines the skills of an investigative reporter, a scholar's assiduity in pursuing available documents, and an engaging writing style in this long-unavailable 1939 expose of the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which underwrote a "national home"å for the Jewish people in Palestine. Jeffries covered WWI in the Middle East and emerged as a committed anti-Zionist. For the next quarter century he focused on the Balfour Declaration, drawing three principal conclusions: First, its real authors and supporters were Jewish, British, and international Zionists who shaped the document and lobbied for it in London and at Versailles (Jeffries unflatteringly portrays both the Jewish Zionists and their gentile counterparts). Second, Britain lied and broke promises to both its Arab and French allies on every aspect of the Palestine question. Third , Britain callously dismissed Palestinian Arabs' rights and welfare. Jeffries's work received significant prepublication support, but his publisher's warehouse and most of the existing copies were destroyed during the 1941 German blitz. The centennial of the Balfour Declaration occasioned this new edition, and though Jeffries's narrow focus underplays Britain's desperate wartime situation in 1917, the book will be welcomed by critics of Britain and Israel. Maps & illus."å – Publishers Weekly

MainReview

"British journalist Jeffries (1880- 1960) combines the skills of an investigative reporter, a scholar's assiduity in pursuing available documents, and an engaging writing style in this long-unavailable 1939 expose of the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which underwrote a "national home"å for the Jewish people in Palestine. Jeffries covered WWI in the Middle East and emerged as a committed anti-Zionist. For the next quarter century he focused on the Balfour Declaration, drawing three principal conclusions: First, its real authors and supporters were Jewish, British, and international Zionists who shaped the document and lobbied for it in London and at Versailles (Jeffries unflatteringly portrays both the Jewish Zionists and their gentile counterparts). Second, Britain lied and broke promises to both its Arab and French allies on every aspect of the Palestine question. Third , Britain callously dismissed Palestinian Arabs' rights and welfare. Jeffries's work received significant prepublication support, but his publisher's warehouse and most of the existing copies were destroyed during the 1941 German blitz. The centennial of the Balfour Declaration occasioned this new edition, and though Jeffries's narrow focus underplays Britain's desperate wartime situation in 1917, the book will be welcomed by critics of Britain and Israel. Maps & illus."å – Publishers Weekly