Sir Winston Churchill and Israel

May I express my joy and pleasure at being again, after so many years, among good old friends and acquaintances? I am, of course, particularly delighted to speak under the auspices of the co-sponsor of this function, the Jewish Historical Society of England, the first society which I joined upon my arrival in this country from Czechoslovakia and of which I am still a proud member.

At this point I should also like to offer my felicitations to the principal sponsor of this Chair in International Relations, the Friends of the Bar Ilan University. Bar Ilan University is a unique institute of higher learning, which embarked upon a rare experiment and succeeded, against all odds, in combining pure undiluted scholarship with deep-rooted Jewish tradition. Only out of such a courageous synthesis has it become possible to create this Chair and enable free and unbiased research into the relations between peoples

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