Lord Balfour

1- Lord Balfour wrote in a Memorandum he sent to Lord Curzon, his successor at the Foreign Officeon 11 August 1919: "In Palestine we do not propose to go through the form of consulting the wishes of the present inhabitants.... Zionism, be it rightor wrong, good or bad, is rooted in age-long tradition, in present needs, in future hopes, of far profounder import than the desires and prejudices of the 700,000 Arabs who now inhabit that ancient land." On this issue, please, see generally, W.T. MALLISON - S.V, MALLISON, The Palestine Problem: In International Law and World Order, 1986; K. STEIN, The Balfour Declaration, 1961; J. KIMCHE, The Great Powers and the Balfour Declaration, 1986; A. SCHOLCK, "Britain in Palestine: The Roots of the Balfour Declaration," in J. Pal. Stud. 22 (Autumn 1992), pp.39-56; HMSO, Documents on British Foreign Policy 1919- 1939, vol. VI, 1st ser.