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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

Hebrew University of Jerusalem officially opened by Lord Balfour

Zionists celebrate first anniversary of Balfour Declaration

Balfour Declaration issued: Britain promises a national home for the Jews in Palestine