The Balfour Declaration, Chaim Weizmann & the Morgenthau mission

Peter Myers, February 14, 2018; update February 15, 2018.

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(1) Chaim Weizmann scuttled the Morgenthau Mission
(2) William Yale, Special Agent of the State Department, on the Morgenthau Mission
(3) NYT report of August 15, 1917 on the the Morgenthau Mission
(4) Letters of Chaim Weizmann pertaining to the Morgenthau mission and how the Balfour Declaration came about
(5) Morgenthau and The Armenian Genocide
(6) Robert John has dinner with William Yale, asks about Weizmann

(1) Chaim Weizmann scuttled The Morgenthau mission

Chaim Weizmann scuttled The Morgenthau mission to Turkey, which aimed to make a Separate Peace with Turkey. It might have shortened World War 1 by more that a year.

Weizmann did it because, had the mission succeeded, there would have been no Balfour Declaration and no Israel.

If Turkey had accepted a Separate Peace, the Ottoman Empire would have remained intact; but Weizmann, and British leaders he had prevailed upon, wanted it to be dismembered.

Morgenthau was Jewish, but anti-Zionist. President Wilson sent him to sound out Turkey, but Brandeis informed Weizmann, who intercepted Morgenthau and ambushed him. The decision-making at that point was in Jewish hands. The others persuaded Morgenthau to abandon his mission.

Jim MacGregor & Gerry Docherty explain how Weizmann prolonged the war, in their book Prolonging The Agony: How International Bankers and their Political Partners Deliberately Extended WW1:

The following text below is a draft of the first part of Chapter 28: 28-Balfour-Morgenthau.doc.

A summary of the important primary sources dealing with the Morgenthau mission is at Weizmann-Morgenthau.doc.

(2) William Yale, Special Agent of the State Department, on the Morgenthau Mission

William Yale was involved in the mission. Yale wrote: "three Jews, - Weyl, a French Jew, Morgenthau, a German Jew by birth, and Weizmann, a Russian Jew by origin - decided whether or not the Allies should attempt to make a separate peace with the Turks".

William Yale, Ambassador Henry Morgenthau's special mission of 1917, World Politics, 1/3 (1949), pp. 309-10.

Yale's article is at (an internet first - and it's ONLY here) Yale-Morgenthau.pdf.

(3) NYT report of August 15, 1917 on the the Morgenthau Mission

New York Times article of August 15, 1917, titled SENT TO SOUND TURKEY?; Rumor in Washington That Morgenthau Goes on a Peace Mission

Special to The New York Times.

August 15, 1917, Section , Page 3

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.--According to the Foreign Affairs News Service, Henry Morgenthau, former Ambassador to Turkey, before leaving for Europe, ostensibly as the head of a mission to investigate possibilities for ameliorating the condition of war sufferers in Pales tine, took his instructions directly from President Wilson.


(4) Letters of Chaim Weizmann pertaining to the Morgenthau mission and how the Balfour Declaration came about

Letters of Chaim Weizmann on how the Balfour Declaration came about: Weizmann-Letters-7A-1.pdf and Weizmann-Letters-7A-2.pdf.

These events reshaped world history - yet much is kept secret. Secret machinations in elite circles must be exposed to correct the erroneous official history.

These materials are here for the first time. You won't find them anywhere else on the internet. Download & save them while you can.

(5) Morgenthau and The Armenian Genocide

From cg:

As for the Balfour Declaration, the Morgenthau meeting was also mentioned in a book by Robert John ( Behind the Balfour Declaration: Britain's Great War Pledge To Lord Rothschild ) which also describes how Yale asked Weizmann. "What will you do if the British don't hand over Palestine." Weizmann pounded the table and said: "We will destroy the British Empire the way we destroyed the Russian Empire." The Versailles Peace Conference could have been held in Yiddish because the majority of the participants were Ashkenazi Jews..

The following is from an entry in the Chronology of the New Encyclopedia of Islam:


April: The Armenian Genocide (Armenian; Hayots tseghaspanutyun; Turkish: Ermeni Soykõrõmõ), also known as the Armenian Holocaust was the Ottomon government's - in the form of the "Commitee for Union and Progess" - systematic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians, mostly Ottoman citizens within the Ottoman Empire and its successor state, the Republic of Turkey.

The starting date is conventionally held to be 24 April 1915, the day that Ottoman authorities rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders from Constantinople to Ankara the majority of whom were eventually murdered.

The genocide was carried out during and after World War I and implemented in two phases: the wholesale killing of the able-bodied male population through massacre and subjection of army conscripts to forced labour, followed by the deportation of women, children, the elderly, and the infirm on death marches leading to the Syrian desert around Deir ez-Zor. Driven forward by military escorts, the deportees were deprived of food and water and subjected to periodic robbery, rape, and massacre. Other indigenous and Christian ethnic groups such as the "Assyrians" that is, Nestorian Christians, and the Ottoman Greeks were similarly targeted for extermination. Most Armenian diaspora communities around the world came into being as a direct result of the genocide.

From the Turkish point of view this was not a systematic genocide but an unfortunate event caused by the fear that Christian minorities within the Turkish Empire would support the advancing Russians in World War I, rather like the American internment of the Japanese during WW II. However, the number of deaths that resulted could hardly be incidental.

Israel consistently denies that what happened to the Armenians was a genocide.

(6) Robert John has dinner with William Yale, asks about Weizmann

From Robert John's book Behind the Balfour Declaration, p.70:

In the U.S., in July 1917, a special mission consisting of Henry Morgenthau, Sr., and Justice Brandeis's nephew, Felix Frankfurter, was charged by President Wilson to proceed to Turkey, against which the United States did not, and would not, declare war, to sound out the possibility of peace negotiations between Turkey and the Allies. In this, Wilson may have been particularly motivated by his passion to stop the massacres of Armenian and Greek Christians which were then taking place in Turkey and for whom he expressed immense solicitude on many occasions.

Weizmann, however, accompanied by the French Zionist M. Weyl, forewarned, proceeded to intercept the Morgenthau Commision at Gibraltar and persuaded them to return home.

During 1917 and 1918 more Christians were massacred in Turkey. Had Morgenthau and Frankfurter carried out their mission successfully, maybe this would have been avoided.

This account appears in William Yale's book The Near East: A Modern History. He was a "Special Agent" of the State Department in the Near East during the First World War.

When I had dinner with him on 12 May 1970 at the Biltmore Hotel in New York, I asked him if Weizmann had told him how the special mission had been aborted. He replied that Weizmann said that the Governor of Gibraltar had held a special banquet in their honor, but at the end all the British officials withdrew discretely, leaving the four Jews alone. "Then," said Weizmann, "we fixed it."

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In other words, Weizmann scuttled a peace initiative that would have ended the Turkish-Allied campaign of WW I. But this would have prevented the British from taking Palestine away from Turkey which happened at the "Third battle of Armageddon" 19-25 September 1918. (Behind the Balfour Declaration: Britain's Great War Pledge To Lord Rothschild by Robert John). Also see the "Second Battle of Armageddon" in 609 BC.

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