GB/Israel/Middle East, 50th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, 1917-1967 bronze medal by Paul Vincze, facing portrait of Arthur Balfour, Foreign Secretary at the time. Bilingual English/Hebrew. Reverse shows a great tree with a quote from the Bible, Genesis 15-7 To give thee this land to inherit. AE 59mm. EF The Balfour Declaration was in a letter written to Lord Rothschild in 1917 which became a public statement issued by the British government during WWI expressing sympathy for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine, then an Ottoman region with a minority Jewish population.