The Balfour Declaration and the Palestine Mandate, 1917–1923: British Imperialist Imperatives

@article{Mathew2013TheBD,
  title={The Balfour Declaration and the Palestine Mandate, 1917–1923: British Imperialist Imperatives},
  author={W. Mathew},
  journal={British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={40},
  pages={231 - 250}
}
  • W. Mathew
  • Published 2013
  • History
  • British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies
The article sets the Balfour Declaration of 1917 and the final confirmation of Britain's Palestine Mandate in 1923 within the context of national imperial concerns: in particular, anxieties over the security of the Suez Canal and the country's sea-route to its economic and military power-base in India. In 1917 strategic issues were paramount in the progressive annexation of Palestine by the Lloyd George coalition, this the essential territorial precondition for the pursuit of the Zionist… Expand

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