AUCTION 40 | Thursday, June 26th, 2008 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 228


Two Parliamentary publications relating to the British Mandate over Palestine: Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) - House of Commons Official Report: Vol. 432, No. 38 (31st Jan., 1947) Includes "Palestine (Jewish Terrorism)." * And: Vol. 445, No. 39 (Friday, 12th Dec., 1947) Disbound. 4to

London: His Majesty's Stationery Office 1947

Est: $150 - $200
The first publication details the reaction to actions taken by the Irgun fighting force, including the kidnapping of a British judge in order to blackmail the Government into staying the order of execution of Dov Gruner. The second debate, features the observations of several disgruntled British parliamentarians shortly following the November 29th decision by the United Nations General Assembly to partition Palestine between the Jews and Arabs, thus ending the thirty-year old British mandate in Palestine and paving the way for a future Jewish state