To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Balfour declaration Alpha Epsilon Pi, the global Jewish fraternity has published a proclamation expressing support and gratitude for Lord Balfour and his role in the re-brith of the State of Israel.
On November 2, 2017, Alpha Epsilon Pi will host a special Balfour Declaration 100th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony in the heart of London.
From the Palace of Westminster, AEPi brothers from around the world and their friends will commemorate the life and enduring legacy of Lord Arthur Balfour.
The ceremony will include the illumination of a memorial flame and a formal recitation of the declaration. Dignitaries in attendance will publicly lend their names to AEPi’s proclamation of support for the Declaration, after which the
signed proclamation will be presented to high-ranking British officials.
On November 2, 1917, Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour writes a letter to Britain’s most illustrious Jewish citizen, Baron Lionel Walter Rothschild, expressing the British government’s support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
Britain’s public acknowledgement and support of the Zionist movement emerged from its growing concern surrounding the direction of the First World War...