“One Palestine, complete”استلام فلسطين موحدة وكاملة

“One Palestine, complete”

British Mandate (1920—1948)

Embroidery: Jan Chalmers, UK
Size: 59 x 35 cm

The 1st Viscount Herbert Samuel, who was Jewish and a Zionist, was appointed to the position of High Commissioner of Palestine in 1920 and served until 1925. He received the post from Sir Louis Bols, of the ‘Occupied Enemy Territory Administration’, who handed over Palestine.  In return, Samuel signed a “receipt” acknowledging that he had received “one Palestine, complete”, as described by the Israeli historian Tom Segev in his book entitled “One Palestine Complete”.

The abbreviation on the bottom left of the letter stands for “Errors and Omissions Excepted” (Seebag Montefiore S (2001). Jerusalem, p 431.

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.