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According to this source he agreed with the declaration about one month before it was published.

http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/1878450?uid=3738984&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&sid=21104407900711

My question is was it known to the Arabs that the United States supported the declaration when it was published? If not, when did this become known?

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On August 31, 1918, President Wilson wrote a letter to Rabbi Stephen Samuel Wise which referred to the Balfour Declaration and said in part:

I welcome an opportunity to express the satisfaction I have felt in the progress of the Zionist movement in the United States...

This letter was published a few days later, September 5th, 1918, in the New York Times.

  • A decent answer. However, one could argue that personal correspondence to a Jewish Rabbi does not translate to open knowledge in the Arab world. – T.E.D. Jun 18 '15 at 22:45
  • @T.E.D. It was published in the NYT. – Tyler Durden Jun 19 '15 at 0:24

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