British-Israel-World Federation

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Not to be confused with Israelis in the United Kingdom or British Jews.
The British-Israel-World Federation
Formation July 3, 1919; 97 years ago (1919-07-03)
Purpose Promoting and informing about British-Israelism.
Headquarters Bishop Auckland
Michael A Clark

Rt Rev Bishop Primus emeritus John D M McLean, Rev Dr Barrie Williams MA MLitt LST PhD,

Lady Sara Allenby.

The British-Israel-World Federation was founded in London on 3 July 1919, although its roots can be traced back to the 19th century. At one time this organization enjoyed the patronage of members of the British establishment including HRH Princess Alice of Athlone, the Duke of Buccleuch, the Earl of Dysart, Lord Gisborough, and William Massey, the Prime Minister of New Zealand.


The British-Israel-World Federation was born as a movement in the 19th century and federated in 1919 during the days when the "sun never set on the British Empire". From 1924, the organization maintained an office next to Buckingham Palace. In 1990, it moved to Putney on the Thames, but since 2003 has been based near Bishop Auckland in Co Durham.

British Israelism (also called Anglo-Israelism) states that people of Western European descent, particularly those in Great Britain, are the direct lineal descendants of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. The doctrine often includes the tenet that the British Royal Family is directly descended from the line of King David.[1][2]

The central tenets of British Israelism have been refuted by evidence from modern genetic, linguistic, archaeological, and philological research.[3]

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The British-Israel-World Federation, with its headquarters in the United Kingdom, has expanded to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the Netherlands.

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