Sykes, Sir Mark

(1879–1919)
   British diplomat. Sykes was a Conservative member of Parliament who, during World War I, became chief adviser to the Foreign Office on all Middle Eastern questions. His negotiations with François Georges Picot of France led to the Sykes-Picot treaty of 1916, in which the two countries agreed on their respective zones of influence in the Near East after the war. It was only after this that Sykes became interested in Zionism. In February 1917 he held an important semi-official meeting with Zionist leaders that helped clear the way for the BALFOUR Declaration and Sykes helped to draft the text of the declaration itself. He visited Palestine at the end of the war and was shocked by the bitterness of Arab hostility to Zionism.

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