AUCTION 58 | Thursday, May 02nd, 2013 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts and Autograph Letters

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Lot 293


La Palestine [Arab press]. A Special Edition in English Issued on the Occasion of the Visit to Palestine of Lord Balfour, the Statesman with Whose Name is Associated the Declaration Which to the Arabs Signifies the Death Knell of all the Hopes they Cherished When the Victorious British Armies Entered their Country in 1918.

Jaffa: Wednesday, March 25th, 1925

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
The Arab press seized the opportunity of Lord James Balfour’s highly symbolic guest appearance at the dedication ceremony of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem to voice their extreme displeasure with the decidedly pro-Zionist direction Palestine had taken since its conquest by the British in 1918. The newspaper suggests that Jews are exerting control over Britain through financial means with the intention of slowly gaining world domination.