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Love triangle that changed the course of Zionism

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Photo: Central News Agency, Library of Congress

Published: 14 August 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

The end of a love affair at the very top of the British government helped pave the way for the issuing of the Balfour Declaration about a national homeland for the Jewish people

The end of the affair and the start of a state (Haaretz)
On May 12, 1915, as World War I raged, a young, unmarried woman of 28 wrote a brief missive to a 63-year-old man, a married father of seven with whom she was involved in an intense love affair. The impact of this letter went far beyond the romance; it affected the course of history, and the history of Zionism (Aug 11)

Photo: Edwin Samuel Montagu, Venetia Stanley and Herbert Henry Asquith


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