Auction No. 113

Famous personalities, Art, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $ 800
Estimate $ 1,500 - $ 2,000
Sold for $ 1,586
Including buyer's premium

Seven notes Ben-Gurion sent to his bitter rivals from the Cherut party, with Begin at their head. On the occasion of the establishment of the united party in 1967, the Poalei Yisrael party entered the government. Ben-Gurion decided that he was not interested in joining the government, and he decided to establish a party of one. Ben-Gurion was especially bitter towards his former colleagues in the party. Among the notes:

* Note in which Ben-Gurion tells Begin that "One is allowed to hate the government with death-hatred,yet despite this I don't understand how you give immunity to Communist espionage in this country."

* Note from Ben-Gurion to Begin about the King David Hotel Affair (referring to the Jewish Resistance Movement blowing up the British headquarters in Jerusalem in 1946).

* Note from Ben-Gurion to Begin in which he tells him that he would be happy to meet with him after he is no longer legally defense minister.

* Note from Ben-Gurion to Begin about the importance of non-immersion in the past, an interesting and relevant note because of the central topics with which the Cherut movement dealt in the first years of the state, emphasizing the activities of the Irgun fighters and the struggle for the establishment of the state.

* Note from Ben-Gurion to MK Aryeh Ben-Eliezer.

* Note from Ben-Gurion to MK Aryeh Ben-Eliezer: "When will Mr. Begin come back? He promised to explain the 'King David' affair to me. Respectfully, D.B.G.."

The notes are placed in an envelope with "Mr. Begin, well done! Golda Meir" is written. She also added a note on which she wrote "יישר כוח."

[8] notes with an average size of approximately 8x13 cm, placed in an envelope 12x15 cm.

Overall fine-very fine condition, fold marks and and tiny tears. All the text is legible.

Historic Documents and Miscellaneous