HC Deb 19 November 1917 vol 99 c838
15. Mr. KING

asked the Secretary' of State for Foreign Affairs whether the desire of the. Government to see established a Jewish Zionist nationality in Palestina has been communicated to the Allied Powers, especially to France, Russia, Italy, and the Allied States; and whether it is one of the Allied war aims, or only a British war aim, to set up a Zionist community in the Holy Land?


No official communication has been made to the Allies on the subject, but His Majesty's Government believe that the declaration referred to would meet with their approval. His Majesty's Government hope that the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people will result from the present war. I regret that, owing to a misunderstanding, the question was not answered when it was put down last Thursday.

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