Auction No. 113

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

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $ 300
Estimate $ 500 - $ 800
Sold for $ 976
Including buyer's premium

Fascinating historical document from Ben-Gurion to Yaakov Rosenthal regarding the press, the media and the newspaper Haaretz.

Letter with curious expressions. Ben-Gurion claims that there is no such thing as "independent" media and that every outlet represents the interests of its owners. He says that he does not have a negative attitude towards the press, but there are a few papers that are a source of trouble.
Towards the end of his letter, he notes that he is open to a visit any day of the week after 12:00 p.m., but on Shabbat he is very busy, since it is the only day that he does not need to work on the kibbutz farm.

[1] leaf. 20x25 cm. Copy typewritten with the penned signature of Ben-Gurion at the bottom of the letter. Ben-Gurion added the word "personal" at the top of the letter. Very fine condition, fold marks, 2 tiny marginal tears.

Historic Documents and Miscellaneous