Jonathan Schneer: The Balfour Declaration

SUN, NOV 14, 2010 (55:21)

Jonathan Schneer, professor of modern British history at the Georgia Institute of Technology, discusses his book, The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. This history lesson cover the time period from 1916 to present time and shines new light on the heart of the bloody conflict. Also covered is the Sykes–Picot Agreement, a secret agreement between the governments of the UK and France.

+ BIO: Jonathan Schneer

Jonathan Schneer is a specialist in modern British history. His current book project, a history of the Balfour Declaration, which in 1917 committed Britain to support the establishment of a national home in Palestine for the Jewish people, will be published in the US, UK, and Canada in the spring of 2010.

A fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies in 1985-86, he has also held research fellowships at Oxford and Cambridge Universities in the UK, as well as at the Erich Remarque Center of New York University. He was a founding editor of Radical History Review and is a member of the editorial board of 20th Century British History and the London Journal.ives in Atlanta.

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