Auction 80 Part 1 Jewish and Israeli History, Culture and Art
Jun 29, 2021
8 Ramban St, Jerusalem., Israel

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King George's Declaration to the Residents of Palestine – Trilingual Poster in English, Hebrew and Arabic – The Day ...

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King George's Declaration to the Residents of Palestine – Trilingual Poster in English, Hebrew and Arabic – The Day of the Establishment of the Mandate Government, 1920 – Reference to the British Promise to Establish a Jewish State in Palestine
Official poster, printed in gold, with King George's declaration to the residents of Palestine from July 1, 1920 (the day the High Commissioner was appointed - the outset of the rule of the Mandate government in Palestine). [ca. 1920]. English, Hebrew and Arabic.
On July 1, 1920, after three years of British marital law, the military governor Ronald Storrs finished his term and was replaced by the first civil governor - High Commissioner Herbert Samuel. The Mandate Government was established. Upon taking office, Samuel read a declaration given to him by the King of England, George V.
This is an official poster, printed in gold, with the Royal Coat of Arms, with the King's declaration in three languages – English, Hebrew and Arabic. This poster is considered to be the first poster issued by the British Mandate Government in Palestine.
In the declaration, the King states that " The Allied and Associated Powers have decided that measures shall be adopted to secure the gradual establishment in Palestine of a National Home for the Jewish People. These measures will not in any way affect the civil or religious rights or diminish the prosperity of the general population of Palestine… Sacred alike to Christian, Mehammedan, and Jew".
32X51 cm (thick paper). Good-fair condition. Small tears to edges and four long tears (slightly affecting text), repaired with thin acid-free paper. Stains.

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