Woodrow Wilson and the Balfour Declaration

  title={Woodrow Wilson and the Balfour Declaration},
  author={Richard Ned Lebow},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={501 - 523}
  • R. Lebow
  • Published 1 December 1968
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
On September 3, 1917, President Wilson was asked by the British government for his opinion about the advisability of issuing a declaration of sympathy with the Zionist movement. He replied that the time was not ripe. One month later, on October 6, 1917, he was asked again. This time the President fully agreed that the British should issue such a declaration. What caused President Wilson to change his mind? Scholars who have studied the diplomacy of America's involvement in the history of the… 
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