The San Remo Conference of 1920 is perhaps the most significant event in the history of the modern nation of Israel. Following in the footsteps of The Balfour Declaration of 1917, it was the San Remo Conference that made The Balfour Declaration an official international agreement; paving the way for the restoration of the Jewish State.
In the aftermath of World War I, several world leaders including British Prime Minister Lloyd George and his foreign minister, Lord Curzon, attended the San Remo Conference of April 1920. Others who attended were France, Italy, Belgium, Japan, and Greece. The combination of these leaders formed what was known as the Supreme Council of the Principal Allied and Associated Powers.
While this conference is not at the top of the popularity list, it is unquestionably the foundation of the Middle East layout that we see today; namely, the modern Jewish State.
This conference focused on the future arrangement of territories that had belonged to the Ottoman Empire before 1920; territories that had also been defeated in World War I. While the Balfour Declaration of 1917 voiced support of the Jewish people having an establishment in their ancient homeland, it was the conference at San Remo that took this idea and turned it into an international agreement or treaty. It has been well said that “at San Remo, Jewish historic rights became Jewish legal rights.”
It was both of these events in 1917 and 1920 that would prepare the way for the League of Nations Mandate in 1922. It is in this mandate where recognition was made of the:
“historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine” and the “grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country.”
While humanity is simply progressing in their plans throughout world history, the God of Israel was and is divinely orchestrating His spoken word from ages ago.