dorothy de rothschild takes active role in zionist affairs
She was born Dorothy Pinto into an Anglo-Jewish London family on 7 March 1895.
24 September 1917 Brandeis cables London that President Wilson is sympathetic to the Zionist project
31 January 1917 Mark Sykes given a redrafted memorandum of Zionist views
17 June 1917 Board of Deputies of British Jews votes 56 -51 to condemn statement of anti-Zionism of Montefiore and Alexander in the Times.
30 September 1916 Sokolov is charged by the executive committee of the English Zionist Federation with the writing of a document which will eventually be presented to the British government.
Nathan Mayer Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild dies
Herbert Samuel revamps his memo now entitled ‘Palestine’ and distributes it to Cabinet members in early March 1915
Chaim Weizmann meets Arthur Balfour who is now a member of the War Council
October 6, 1917 – War Cabinet Secretariat invites Jewish proponents and opponents to submit memoranda on the declaration draft. Chief Rabbi Hertz, Lord Rothschild, Nahum Sokolow, and Chaim Weizmann write in favor. Leonard Cohen, Philip Magnus, Claude Montefiore, wrote against. Stuart Samuel summarized the views of British Jews but did not take a stance. Opponents did not oppose Palestine as a sanctuary but objected to the “national home” idea.
Chief Rabbi Dr. Hertz writes to the “The Times” to dispel “the misconception” that the anti-Zionist Conjoint speaks for British Jewry
War Cabinet approves final text (Alfred Milner-L.S.Amery version) for Balfour Declaration
Weizmann meets with Gen. Jan Smuts, War Cabinet member, who supported the Zionist cause
In June 1917, Balfour asks Weizmann to submit a draft of a British government declaration on Palestine that would be satisfactory to the Zionists.
SLIDE TWO Theodor Herzl covers the Dreyfus Affair in Paris for Viennese newspaper “Neue Freie Presse”
August 17, 1949 – Theodor Herzl’s remains reinterred in Jerusalem
February 17, 1949 – Weizmann elected president
May 16, 1948 – Chaim Weizmann elected Chairman of the Provisional State Council of Israel. David Ben-Gurion is prime minister
November 4, 1944 – Weizmann meets Churchill, who says he supports creation of Jewish state
November 1941 – Weizmann appeals to British to create Jewish fighting force
March 1941 – Chaim Weizmann in US for war effort
Weizmann meets First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill in London
Death of Moses Gaster, Haham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish congregation in London
Weizmann sees Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
In 1931, 17th Zionist Congress
Lucien Wolf dies
Weizmann and US Jewish non-Zionist leader Louis Marshall of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) meet
Balfour arrives in Damascus to protests outside his hotel
Balfour tours Palestine for three days
Hebrew University of Jerusalem officially opened by Lord Balfour
Weizmann opposes urban development in Palestine, apparently referring to places such as ultra-Orthodox B’nei Brak, founded in May
Max Nordau dies in Paris
Jabotinsky resigns from Executive to protest Weizmann’s soft line vis-a-vis British refusal to formalize Zionist national council in Palestine
Albert Einstein visits US with Chaim Weizmann on a fundraising tour for Hebrew University
11 December Weizmann meets Faisal in London
othschild give dinner for Faisal which is attended by senior political figures.
1919 – Balfour, not a member of the British delegation to the Paris Peace Conference but a consultant, writes memo on sidelines of the Conference: “Rooted in age-old traditions… Zionism… has… far profounder import than the desires and prejudices of the 700,000 Arabs who now inhabit that ancient land”
Lord Curzon succeeds Lord Balfour as Foreign Secretary
August 1919 – Weizmann and Brandeis meet in London. Discuss and disagree about structure and operation of Jewish Agency
Balfour memo: “I do not think Zionism will hurt the Arabs, but they will never say they want it”
Balfour writes to US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis: “We are consciously seeking to reconstitute a new community and definitely building for a numerical majority in the future”
Newspapers report Weizmann meeting Woodrow Wilson on sidelines of the year-long Paris Peace Conference
Weizmann meets Feisal in London prior to Paris Peace Conference. The leaders sign agreement on the development of an Arab state and [Jewish] Palestine. Faisal warns that the arrangement will be nullified if the Arabs are not granted the British-promised state
Weizmann returns to Cairo to meet Lawrence of Arabia
Weizmann meets Allenby
Weizmann meets two Muslim leaders in Jerusalem
Zionists celebrate first anniversary of Balfour Declaration
Cornerstone-laying ceremony at Hebrew University on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem
Chaim Weizmann meets Feisal in Aqaba
Zionist Commission, led by Chaim Weizmann, arrives in Palestine
London Opera House for thanksgiving meeting presided over by Lord Rothschild. Lord Robert Cecil declares: “Our wish is that Arabian countries shall be for the Arabs, Armenia for the Armenians, and Judaea for the Jews”
The Manchester “Guardian” publishes text of Sykes-Picot Agreement, leaked by Russian communists
Dance for joy
Balfour Declaration issued: Britain promises a national home for the Jews in Palestine
Balfour tells his colleagues that he is in favour of ‘a Jewish national focus in Palestine’
Balfour reads out the Cambon letter to Sokolov to the cabinet
Sokolow presents ‘Outline of Programme for the Jewish Resettlement of Palestine’ to the English Zionist Federation executive
Weizmann sends a memorandum to Philip Henry Kerr, a member of Lloyd George’s secretariat.
Brandeis meets Balfour twice during his visit to the US
Sokolov meets Pope Benedict XV who expresses his sympathy with the idea of the Jews returning to Palestine
Sokolow meets high ranking French officials in Paris
Mark Sykes begins an initiative due to a more interested government coalition in power, headed by Lloyd George and Balfour
Weizmann meets Mark Sykes for the first time
Sykes meet Zionist leaders
Weizmann elected president of the English Zionist Federation.
Mark Sykes given a redrafted memorandum of Zionist views
James de Rothschild meets Sykes.
Sokolov meets Georges-Picot at Mark Sykes’s residence.
Sykes, Sokolow and Weizmann meet at Sykes’s residence to review the situation.
French government recognizes historical relationship of Jews to the Land of Israe
Italians non-committal to Sokolow
Lord Rothschild writes the Times regarding Montefiore and Alexander
Weizmann becomes aware of the hitherto secret Sykes-Picot agreement
Balfour arrives in the US following its entry into the war.
Balfour meets President Wilson and informs about L-G’s Zionist sympathies.
In a meeting with Chaim Weizmann and Lord Rothschild, Balfour promises a formal declaration of support for the Zionist venture.
Sokolov sends a draft of the declaration to Lord Rothschild, asking that it be sent on to Mark Sykes.
Balfour sends his own version of the Declaration based on previous Zionist drafts, to Lord Rothschild
British reinforcements on the way to Palestine
Sokolow has audience with Pope Benedict XV
Sokolow meets Vatican Secretary of State
Lord Robert Cecil seeks Jewish support for British in Palestine
Balfour raises Zionist hopes in DC
Sykes cables Sokolow and Jabotinsky from Cairo
Balfour in Washington
Armenian lobbyist James Malcolm writes to Weizmann
Lloyd George: French will have to accept a British protectorate in Palestine
Sokolow writes to Weizmann about his meeting with French representatives
Sokolow seeks Alliance Israelite support
Weizmann writes to Brandeis asks he lobby US government to support Zionism
England wants suzerainty over Palestine, Sykes tells Picot
Lloyd George said to be “emphatic on the point of British Palestine”
Sykes tells Weizmann to prepare diplomatic follow-up after capture of Gaza
PM DAVID LLOYD GEORGE AND CONSERVATIVE PARTY STATESMAN LORD CURZON MEET STRATEGIST AND DIPLOMAT SIR MARK SYKES ON THE EVE OF HIS DEPARTURE TO MIDDLE EAST. INSTRUCT HIM THAT NO PLEDGES SHOULD BE GIVEN TO THE ARABS CONCERNING PALESTINE
Lloyd George on British Army’s advance into Palestine
March 22, 1917 – Weizmann has serious practical talk with now Foreign Minister Arthur James Balfour on Zionism and a possible French or American role in Palestine
Negotiations with Sykes entering final stage
Weizmann Meets C.P. Scott
French unwillingness to renounce claims to Palestine
Weizmann and Sokolow discuss Picot meeting
Sykes introduces Sokolow to Picot
Meeting with Sykes at home of Gaster
Moses Gaster diary
Weizmann meets Sykes
Lloyd George establishes a War Cabinet
Asquith resigns; Lloyd-George becomes Prime Minister
Weizmann meets Wolf
Sykes-Picot Agreement- France (Francois Georges Picot) and Britain (Sir Mark Sykes) concur on division of Ottoman Empire. Eretz Israel (Palestine) to be divided with France controlling the Galilee and Britain the Haifa area with Jerusalem under international control.
March 1, 1916 Weizmann sees Balfour
Sykes writes to Samuel
Weizmann critical of munitions ministry
Pro Zionist Manchester “Guardian” leader
JUNE 1915 – PRIME MINISTER DAVID LLOYD GEORGE INTERVIEWS CHAIM WEIZMANN AS HEAD OF THE BRITISH ADMIRALTY LABORATORIES FROM 1917 TO 1919, WEIZMANN WAS ENGAGED IN SCIENTIFIC WORK FOR THE WAR EFFORT — INVENTING A PROCESS TO PRODUCE SYNTHETIC ACETONE NEEDED FOR EXPLOSIVES.
C.P. Scott’s view is that “events are shaping in favour of a British Palestine”
Weizmann meets Balfour
Weizmann and Samuel breakfast with Lloyd George
Weizmann- Lloyd George breakfast set
Zionist leaders Nahum Sokolow and Jehiel Tschlenow arrive in London and join forces with Weizmann
Chaim Weizmann meets Baron Edmond de Rothschild in Paris
December 14, 1914 – Weizmann writes Ahad Ha’am about interview with Balfour who admired Weizmann’s assertiveness on Zionism
Nahum Sokolow arrives in England
Weizmann meets Herbert Samuel
“Guardian” editor C.P. Scott writes to Weizmann
Weizmann meets CP Scott
Weizmann visits Palestine
January 9, 1906 – Weizmann holds conversation with Balfour on Zionism.
First Weizmann-Balfour Meeting
Herzl meets with Pope Pius X
Herzl sees Italian King
Herzl publishes “Altneuland”
Herzl Meets J. Chamberlain
Herzl back in Turkey
Herzl in London
Herzl meets Nathaniel Meyer Rothschild
Fifth Zionist Congress
Herzl Meets Sultan
Fourth Zionist Congress
Herzl greets Kaiser Wilhelm II
Kaiser Wilhelm II visits the Holy Land
Herzl meets Kaiser Wilhelm II in Constantinople on his way to Palestine
First Zionist Congress held in Basle, Switzerland August 29-31, 1897 – urges “a publicly and legally assured home in Palestine” for Jews and establishes the World Zionist Organization. Theodor Herzl elected president
First issue of Zionist newspaper “Die Welt” (The World) which will serve as Herzl’s platform
Herzl meets with Hovevei Zion representatives
Herzl sees Baron Edmond de Rothschild
Herzl publishes “The Jewish State” (“Der Judenstaat”)
In June 1896, Herzl visits Constantinople for first time. Meets with Grand Vizier Khalil Rifat Pasha and other officials and proposes plan to finance Turkey’s debt in return for turning Palestine over to the Jews. The Grand Vizier is unenthusiastic.