On November 2, 1917, the Balfour Declaration delivered British support for a Jewish home in Palestine, which decades later led to the re-creation of the State of Israel in 1948. On the centennial year of the Balfour Declaration, Rosenbaum examines Israel’s present-day political situation and how it differs from the hopes of Lord Balfour’s Declaration.
Thane Rosenbaum, a novelist, essayist and Distinguished Fellow at New York University School of Law, is the director of the Forum on Law, Culture & Society. His articles, reviews and essays appear frequently in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Haaretz, Huffington Post and Daily Beast, among other national publications, and he is the author of many books of fiction and nonfiction. He moderates an annual series of discussions on culture, world events and politics at the 92nd Street Y called The Talk Show.