The (London) Times. Includes: “Palestine for the Jews. Official Sympathy”.

AUCTION 75 | Thursday, March 08th, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Auction of Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Antiquities, Ceremonial Objects & Graphic Art

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Lot 201

The (London) Times. Includes: “Palestine for the Jews. Official Sympathy”.

With editorial (p. 7): “The British Victory in Palestine,” and a detailed account of the military offensive led by Sir Edmund Allenby. Printed broadsheet newspaper, 14 pages.


Est: $500 - $700
<<First public announcement of The Balfour Declaration.>> Amidst the First World War, the British War Cabinet issued a statement in the form of a letter from Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Baron Walter Rothschild, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland, that confirmed the support of the British government for the establishment in Palestine of a Homeland for the Jewish People. The original letter from Balfour was dated November 2nd and was first published in the press one week later (November 9th). “The Balfour Declaration remains one of the most important documents of the last hundred years.” See J. Schneer, The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (2010) p. 342.