Daily Archives: November 1, 2014

2 November 1917 Arthur Balfour offers the Jewish people a homeland in Palestine

In 67 words, Arthur James Balfour, the British Prime Minister,  made this historic commitment to the establishment of what would become the modern State of Israel: His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home … Continue reading

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Otdimjh 1 November 1478 Pope Sixtus IV issues Exigit Sinceras Devotionis Affectus establishing Spanish Inquisition in the Kingdom of Castile

The basic accusation of the Inquisition was that Jews who converted to Christianity were still secretly Jewish. The Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition (Spanish: Tribunal del Santo Oficio de la Inquisición), commonly known as the Spanish Inquisition … Continue reading

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