CO-OPERATION WITH THE ZIONIST MOVEMENT
III. THE NEW "DECREE OF CYRUS"
Extract: With Lloyd George and Arthur James
Balfour at the head of the Government, the most auspicious moment in the history
of the Restoration Movement was approaching. A grave peril arose, however, when
the Zionist proposals met unexpected opposition in 1917. The opposition came
from Jews. ..The Cabinet itself, although far from abandoning its restorationist
policy, yielded to some extent to the pressure of the Jewish opposition. It
modified the Zionist formula and invited representative Jewish leaders, both
Zionist and non-Zionist, to present their views in writing. In the revised
governmental version, the substitution of the phrase "the establishment in
Palestine of a National Home" for "the reconstitution of Palestine as the
National Home of the Jewish People" was a setback suffered by the restorationist
and Zionist cause. As subsequent events have shown, it had even more serious
consequences than was realised
by the Zionist leaders who felt that they had to accept it in the then
prevailing circumstances. Nevertheless, even with this modification, the basic
principle of a Jewish National Home had been adopted by the Government and a
victory won in the long struggle of the Restoration Movement and Zionism for its
The representatives of the opposition raised objections even against the
new formula and tried desperately to eliminate the decisive term "National". In
this fateful battle of opinions the Chief Rabbi, the Rev. Dr. J. H. Hertz's
inspired and well-considered endorsement of the Zionist-aspirations made the
deepest impression and strengthened the Cabinet in its pro-Zionist attitude.
In the last stage of the campaign, help came again from non-Jewish
quarters. Letters of sympathy and support were received from President Wilson of
the U.S.A. and from Monsieur J.
Cambon of the French Foreign
Office. Indeed, in those days, men in many lands were stirred by the spirit of
Cyrus. By a fortunate coincidence, General Allenby
had just entered Palestine on his march towards Jerusalem. Thus the hour had
struck for a new Decree...Lord
Disraeli and all those who had eagerly awaited a new "Decree of Cyrus" had come
amazingly close to the formula of the Declaration. Although no name was worthier
to be forever linked with it than that of Lord Balfour, it was not the work of
one man, nor even of a group of men. Neither was it merely the outcome of a
particular historical situation, nor the bare application of the principle of
"self-determination" which had become potent during the war and which certainly
had a share in the approval of the Declaration. With the hard struggle which
preceded its creation, with its deep roots in Jewish Messianism
and English religious tradition, the Balfour Declaration was clearly the common
work of many Jewish and British generations which was completed in one of
England's "finest hours".
The role England had played in this historic process is beyond the scope of this
survey. But it may, in conclusion, be placed on record that with champions like
Lord Wedgwood and Norman Maclean
in revolt against Britain's Palestine policy, with Orde
Wingate inspiring and organising
the fighters for Israel's liberation, with men like Justice Rand, William L.
Hull and Lester Pearson, the head of the Canadian Delegation in the United
Nations, openly supporting the Zionist aspirations, the British Movement for the
Restoration of the Jews at the time when the fulfilment
of Israel's and England's ageless common dream was at stake stood the hardest
test in its history. The British men and women who were engaged in this great
spiritual adventure have kept up the belief in the indestructibility of
Britain's perennial vision. 2. United Israel World Union
Articles by John Hulley and others.
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In the past UIWU had a positive attitude in so far as it was open to the Lost
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3. Hosea 5 Upgraded
Summary The Ten Tribes will be wicked and sin.
Judah will imitate Ephraim and suffer because of it. Ephraim will seek to buy
his way into heaven. They will have borne children to foreign women which will
prevent their repentance being acceptable. Ephraim will retain a degree of
Biblical Awareness. Ephraim will seek the help of Assyria but this will be to no
avail. Judah due to oppression will return to its religion and to the Land of
Israel at an early stage and prepare the way for the other Tribes.