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Lot #    22239
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 11:17:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Declaration
Author    [Zionism - Only Ed.]
City    London
Publisher    Zionist Federation of Great Britain & Ireland
Publication Date    [1946?]
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Poster, 329:202 mm., light age staining, some creasing.
          
Detailed
Description
   A Declaration issued by Zionist Federation of Great Britain & Ireland to demonstrate their unity with the Jews of Palestine.

Building on the alliance that was established during World War I and the Balfour Declaration, there was a basis for permanent cooperation and mutual confidence unitl 1939 and the issuing of the White Paper. That document, even though it was condemned by many, stood in the way while millions of Jews could have been saved by coming to Palestine.In spite of that, the Yishuv mobilized its manpower and gave almost 30,000 volunteers to join the British forces.

The poster expresses the frustration and despair the more than a year after the end of the war, and two months after the "Anglo-American Committee of Enquiry recommended the immediate admission to Palestine of one hundred thousand Jews from EUrope"...that Palestine is still closed to Jews.

The poster continues to state that the voice of real England should be heard..."Great Britain has a record of sympathy and support for small nations fighting for freedom." It concludes by saying to the Jews of Palestine "we and the Jews of the whole world are with you in your struggle", while condeming the acts of violence and strongly responding to the the British stance of wholesale military operations against the whole of the Jewish population.

          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
England:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Zionism
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    English
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica