Celebrating Dr. Chaim Weizmann’s role in the Balfour Declaration

Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014

 

As the year’s countdown to the centenary of the Balfour Declaration on 2 November 2017 has begun, we are proud to announce that Weizmann UK is part of the Balfour 100 campaign, a coalition of over 23 British-Jewish cross-communal and pro-Israel organisations.

 

The Balfour Declaration was a letter from the UK Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Lord Rothschild on 2 November 1917 promising support for the creation of a national homeland for the Jewish people in Israel.  Of particular interest for us at Weizmann UK is central role played by Dr. Chaim Weizmann in securing the Balfour Declaration. Dr. Weizmann was the founder of the Weizmann Institute of Science and first President of the State of Israel.

 

Over this centenary year, Weizmann UK will reflect on the dual achievements of Chaim Weizmann as a scientist and statesman and celebrate his vision that science should play a key role in the success of Israel as a country. For more information, please visit the Balfour 100 website