Chamberlain, Joseph

   British statesman. In October 1902, Dr HERZL was received in London by ‘Joe’ Chamberlain, colonial secretary in the government headed by Arthur BALFOUR. Herzl told him of his unsuccessful approaches to the Turkish sultan about Palestine, and sought Chamber-lain’s support for settling Jews in the ElArish area of Sinai. Chamberlain arranged for Herzl the next day to see Lord Lansdowne, the foreign secretary. Surveys were made, but nothing came of the project. Early in 1903, Chamberlain saw Herzl again, after a trip to East Africa. He proposed to Herzl that Jewish refugees be settled in an autonomous territory along the new Uganda railway. Although abandoned after fierce opposition in the Zionist Congress, the Chamberlain proposal was a milestone in the political history of Zionism.

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  • Chamberlain, Joseph — born July 8, 1836, London, Eng. died July 2, 1914, London British politician and reformer. Early success in business enabled him to retire at age 38 with a substantial fortune. He was elected to Parliament (1876–1906), where he became a leader of …   Universalium

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  • Chamberlain, Joseph — ► (1836 1914) Político británico. Se opuso a la concesión de autonomía a Irlanda. Como ministro de colonias en 1895 1903, mantuvo una política imperialista que provocó la guerra contra los bóers (1899 1902). * * * (8 jul. 1836, Londres,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Chamberlain, Joseph Austen — ► (1863 1937) Político británico. Fue premio Nobel de la Paz en 1925 …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Joseph Chamberlain — [ ʧeɪmbəlɪn] (* 8. Juli 1836 in London; † 2. Juli 1914 ebenda) war ein einflussreicher britischer Staatsmann des 19. Jahrhunderts. Er war d …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • CHAMBERLAIN (J.) — CHAMBERLAIN JOSEPH (1836 1914) Né à Londres, devenu industriel à Birmingham, unitarien tôt tourné vers les questions sociales et en particulier éducatives, Joseph Chamberlain entre dans la vie publique à partir de 1873. Il va être successivement… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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