Jerusalem Religious Leaders

This 1922 photograph showing Herbert Samuel in the midst of Jerusalem's religious leaders hints at the religious diversity and consquent political challenges facing the Mandate government.

Heads of the administration and of Churches, Jerusalem, 1922. From L to R (standing: Captain RFC Monkton, ADC; S.S. Davis, Treasurer; Sir Gilbert Clayton; Archdeacon Stacy Waddy; Dr MaInnes, Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem; Norman Bentwich, Attorney-General; Ronald Storrs, Governor of Jerusalem; Harry Lake, Assistant Governor of Jerusalem. (sitting) Superior of the Coptic Convent; Jacobite Bishop; Orthodox Patriarch; Sir Herbert Samuel, High Commisioner; Armenian Patriarch; Abbot of the Abyssinian Convent.

Image courtesy of Trials and Errors

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