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Jewish and Israeli History and Culture

Lot Number 37

Two Proclamations – The First Reaction of the British to the 1929 Palestine Riots – September, 1929

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Lot Number 37

Two Proclamations – The First Reaction of the British to the 1929 Palestine Riots – September, 1929

1. "Proclamation from His Highness the High Commissioner for Palestine (Distributed Today by Airplanes over Jerusalem)", 1 September 1929.
Typewritten leaf with the sharp reaction of the British High Commissioner John Chancellor to the 1929 Riots. (Three copies). Leaf 27 cm. Good condition.
2. Proclamation of High Commissioner John Chancellor from 1 September 1929 - the official Hebrew version of the first reaction of the British to the 1929 Riots (with changes compared to the notice distributed earlier by airplanes). "Greek Monastery - Jerusalem" Press, 1929.
In his response, the High Commissioner blames the Arabs for the outbreak of the riots. "I have returned from the United Kingdom to find to my distress the country in a state of disorder and a prey to unlawful violence. I have learned with horror of the atrocious acts committed by bodies of ruthless and bloodthirsty evil-doers, of savage murders perpetrated upon defenseless members of the Jewish population … These crimes have brought upon their authors the execration of all civilized peoples throughout the world…." [1] leaf, 43 cm. Good-fair condition. Much foxing. Folding marks and tears. Filing holes.

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492$
Opening
400$

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