On December 6th, 2017, President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Brooke Goldstein, Founder and Executive Director of The Lawfare Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about and facilitating a response to the abuse of Western legal systems and human rights law, discuss the ramifications and implications of this historic decision.

Please watch these historic speeches from PM Netanyahu and PM May at the Balfour Declaration Centenary Event. On November 2, 2017, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was hosted by British Prime Minister Theresa May at a special celebration of the Balfour centenary. At only 28 minutes, this is a half hour that is well worth your time:

Goldi Steiner of "Canadians For Israel’s Legal Rights" announces the launch of Canadians For Balfour 100, as 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of The Balfour Declaration.

Among the founding fathers of the modern State of Israel we can include not only the Earl of Balfour but also David Lloyd George and the other members of the British war cabinet. It was only two days after the liberation by the First World War Allies of Be’er Sheva, in the Negev, that they issued the Balfour Declaration. A documentary on the subject, Palestine Problem, points out that the majority of those present at that cabinet meeting were Evangelical Christians, who held a fervent and long-standing belief in the idea of a restoration of the Jewish homeland. Despite the promise made in the Declaration – later adopted by the other Allies – many among the British military leadership and civilian administrators charged with implementing the Mandate opposed what it stood for, and did their best to subvert it.  They might be viewed as the founders of anti-Zionism and the terrorism that is its hallmark.

On May 18, 2017, Canadians for Balfour 100 and The Speakers Action Group presented the special event “The Balfour Declaration: Its Significance for Christian, Muslim, Jew” with Dr. Jordan Peterson, Salim Mansur, and Ezra Levant. Videos are now available below of the main presentation and Q&A session.

From the 1917 Balfour Declaration to the Rebirth of Israel in 1948: Connecting the Dots from the Perspective of International Law. Dr. Jacques Gauthier is the principal and founder of Gauthier & Associates, an international law firm established in Toronto, Canada in 1984. He is a member of the Intercontinental Grouping of Accountants and Lawyers (IGAL). This presentation was made during the "100 Years Since The Balfour Declaration" conference in Jerusalem, sponsored by The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

The following interesting animated video was posted on the official YouTube channel of the State of Israel. The video focuses on what countries supported the idea of Israeli independence in the years after the Balfour Declaration, and that what makes the Declaration stand out is that it was adopted by the League of Nations (the precursor to the United Nations) in 1922, paving the way to Israel’s independence on May 14, 1948.

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