Quotation from Jules Cambon “The French Government … can but feel sympathy for your cause” — June 4 1917

Secretary General of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a letter to Nahum Sokolov, Weizmann's partner (unpublished letter at the time), giving official support to the myth of the "rebirth of Jewish nationality", i.e. to Zionism.

Author : Thematics :
" Sir,
« You were good enough to present the project to which you are devoting your efforts, which has for its object the development of Jewish colonization in Palestine.You consider that,circumstances permitting,and the independence of the Holy Places being safeguarded on the other hand,it would be a deed of justice and of reparation to assist,by the protection of the Allied Powers,in the renaissance of the Jewish nationahty in that Land from which the people of Israel were exiled so many centuries ago.
The French Government, which entered this present war to defend a people wrongfully attacked, and which continues the struggle to assure the victory of right over might, can but feel sympathy for your cause,the triumph of which is bound up with that of the Allies.
I am happy to give you herewith such assurance. » "

Henry Laurens La question de Palestine Tome I, Fayard, 2002, p.349.

Ronald Sanders, The high walls of Jerusalem, Holt Rinehart Winston, 1983, p. 534.

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