Why was the UK one of the last free nations to accept Israels existence months after the major powers?<quoted text>Then why did the UK recognize Israel in 1949 or 50?
The Balfour Declaration (dated 2 November 1917) was a letter from the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Baron Rothschild (Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild), a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland.
His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.
of course helping Israel with Nukes
shall we go on
Why did it take the Uk till 1950 to move from de facto - de jure when accepting Israel?
Why did the UK instigate numerous White papers from 1921 restricting Jews entry to W.Palestine.
Why did the UK ignore Arab attrocities against Jews for two decades after this?
Why did the UK encourage Arab immigration while restricting Jewish immigration to Palestine against the League of Nations Mandate?
Why did the UK work with the Arab armies in 1948?
Why did the UK refuse to allow Jews escaping from the Nazis to enter W.Palestine when that was their job under the Trusteeship in the first place.
I am not saying the Brits have never done anything to support Israel as most countries have but they have done much worse.
Nukes? It was the French no?
You should go on as you have not given any real examples yet.
You have shown that Britain didn't recognize Israel for a couple of years after its existence. Not exactly pro-Israel.
It was not the Balfour Declaration which gave a legal basis for Israel but the Mandate which incorporated Balfour.
The Brits also cut off 80% of Palestine and created trans-Jordan while at the same time cutting the Golan Heights and S.Lebanon from the Mandate land also.
So on the contrary if it wasn't for the British in the 1920's there would have been many more Jews on the land, the land would have been 5 times the size.