The League of Nations Mandate for Palestine, 1922   [59 x 106 cm]

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Embroidery: Hejar Abu Saleem [Ajjur district of Hebron] Baqa'a Refugee Camp. Amman Jordan

In 1922, the newly-formed League of Nations decided the fate of the former Ottoman Empire. It ratified British control of Palestine in the form of a ‘mandate’. This document required Britain to lead Palestine towards independence, and create a ”national home” for Jews, and incorporated the wording of the 1917 Balfour Declaration.

Era: British Mandate (1920—1948)

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