Balfour 100: Interview with Lord Rothschild

Interview with Lord Rothschild

We are proud to share an exclusive interview with Lord Rothschild on his family's involvement in the 1917 Balfour Declaration, the 67 words which led to the creation of the State of Israel.

Weizmann UK is part of the Balfour 100 campaign, a coalition of over 23 British-Jewish cross-communal and pro-Israel organisations who are counting down to the centenary of the Balfour Declaration on 2 November 2017. 

Of particular interest for us is the very central role in securing the Balfour Declaration that was played by Dr Chaim Weizmann, founder of the Weizmann Institute of Science and first President of the State of Israel.

A comprehensive website has been created for the Balfour Centenary and provides authoritative, historical and accurate detail about the Balfour Declaration. It has annotated versions of the 5 Declaration draftsbiographies of key players involved, and reactions to the Declaration from historic figures. There is also an extensive timeline of events leading up to the Declaration, as well as a shorter, more comprehensive slideshow which has questions and answers relating to each event in the timeline. You’ll be able to see this at

See more information about Weizmann UK's role in Balfour 100

Published: February 09, 2017

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