AUCTION 53 | Thursday, December 08th, 2011 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts Autograph Letters & Graphic Art

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Lot 237


Programme of a Jewish Demonstration to Thank His Majesty's Government for Their Declaration in Favour of the Establishment in Palestine of a National Home for the Jewish People. Held on Sunday, the 2nd December, 1917 at the London Opera House. The Right Hon. Lord Rothschild in the Chair. pp. (4). Ex-library, stain and deep chip at top, decorative border slightly impacted. 8vo

London: English Zionist Federation 1917

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
“Resolved that this Mass Meeting, representing all Sections of the Jewish Community in the United Kingdom, conveys to His Majesty’s Government an expression of heartfelt gratitude for their Declaration in favour of the establishment in Palestine as a National Home for the Jewish People. It assures His Majesty’s Government that their historic action in support of the national aspirations of the Jewish People has evoked among Jews the most profound sentiments of joy. This Meeting further pledges its utmost endeavours to give its whole-hearted support to the Zionist Cause.” Noted are the honorary attendees at the meeting, which includes, as expected, the Chief Rabbi, The Rt. Hon. Herbert Samuel, Chaim Weizman and other grandees - but most surprising, are listed the “Arab Representatives,” Shakh Ismail Abdu-al-Akki and M. Wadia’ Kesrawnai.