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Who gave Israel the right to establish a country on the historical land of Palestine?

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Answered Oct 18History
Shannon DiazI am an LSE graduate living in Central London

The Balfour Declaration in 1917 was the first time a public statement was issued by the British government during World War I announcing support for the establishment of a "national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine. This was released on the back of the Sykes-Picot agreement in 1916.