The American Balfour Declaration: The Origins of U.S. Support for Zionism 1917-1922

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The American Balfour Declaration tells the story of the first official U.S. endorsement of a Jewish home in Palestine. It is a fascinating story in which the unlikely heroes are not established American Zionist figures like Louis Brandeis and traditional friends of the Jews in Washington, DC. Instead, the heroes are an immigrant rabbi from Kansas, Simon Glazer, and the leading patrician senator, Henry Cabot Lodge.

The book succeeds in redefining for us the origins of American support for Israel. This informative study breathes new life into a key moment in the history of Zionism in the United States – the adoption of the Lodge-Fish Resolution of 1922. With skill and fresh insight, the author, Paul Azous, considers the major events and figures as well as many of the social, religious, and political developments surrounding the adoption of the Resolution.

All those with an interest in the history of Zionism in America will find this book to be fascinating and informative.

  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Imprint: Acaday Press
  • Author: Paul Azous
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936778621

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