Talk by Robert Cohen – former senior broadcast journalist with BBC Radio 5 Live and writer in Mondoweiss and other publications.
A hundred years ago this November, Arthur Balfour committed the British government to ’the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people’. His ‘declaration’ was welcomed by the still-young Zionist movement.
But why were so many Jews at the time opposed to Balfour, and to Zionism?
And why has the Chief Rabbi lately called Zionism ‘one of the axioms of Jewish belief’?
Robert Cohen is one of this country’s leading dissident Jewish voices. He writes and speaks with great insight into both the history of Britain’s Jewish community and the range of opinions within it today.
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