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Early draft of Balfour Declaration goes on the block at Sotheby's auction house
By Haim Handwerker

NEW YORK - A rare early draft of the Balfour Declaration is on sale at Sotheby's, as part of a collection of 175 documents from the beginning of Zionism.

The estimated sale price is between $500,000 and $800,000.

The documents, including the Balfour Declaration draft, belong to an owner who wishes to remain anonymous, said David Ryden, one of Sotheby's directors.

The final draft of the November 2, 1917, declaration states, "His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people."

The letter from then-British foreign secretary Lord Arthur James Balfour to Lord Rothschild also expresses Britain's "declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations."

The owner bought the documents several years ago from the estate of the daughter of Leon Simon, a senior British Civil Service official and an important Jewish activist who worked behind the scenes to formulate the Balfour Declaration.

The documents will go up for sale on June 16 in New York.

The original Balfour Declaration has been found in the British government archives, said Ryden, adding that what Sotheby's is offering cannot be found elsewhere.

He called it a wonderful document that shows history in the making.

It is written by hand, with erasures and changes, said Ryden.

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