- Balfour,Arthur James
Bal·four (bălʹfo͝or', -fôr', -fōr'), Arthur James. First Earl of Balfour. 1848-1930.
British prime minister (1902-1905) who later served as foreign secretary under David Lloyd George (1916-1919). In 1917 he promised British support for a national homeland for Jews in Palestine, provided that the rights of existing communities would be safeguarded.
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