The Balfour Declaration, 1917وعد بلفور 1917

The Balfour Declaration, 1917

British Military Administration (1917—1920)

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-41763648
Embroidery: Jan Chalmers UK
Size: 59 x 41 cm

In 1917, the British Foreign Secretary, Arthur Balfour, stated in a letter to Lord Rothschild, a British Jew, that the British government viewed with favour the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people in Palestine”, then an Ottoman region in which only 10 per cent of the population was Jewish, “it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.”

Further viewing

Palestinian History Tapestry exhibition in Stroud from Feb 18—23rd Lansdown Hall & Gallery, Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB.

A unique opportunity to view selected pieces from the Palestinian History Tapestry in one of Stroud's premier galleries.

The exhibition will run from the evening of Monday 17th February to Sunday 23rd, opening from 11am—6pm.

Come and see this beautiful work, experience the Palestinian History Tapestry as never before.