Auction No. 115

Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Chabad, Manuscripts, Art from Israel, Important historic documents

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 at 6 pm
Opening $ 900
Estimate $ 1,200 - $ 1,400
Sold for $ 1,159
Including buyer's premium

Letter Ben-Gurion wrote to the editor of HaAretz in response to an article written by the chairman of the Jabotinsy Institute, Yehudah Benari, about the White Paper, Jabotinsky and Weizmann at the Zionist Congress.

Ben-Gurion mainly addresses the issue of Transjordan in this letter. As is well-known, in the White Paper published in 1922, Churchill excluded Transjordan from the mandate area designated for a national home for Jews; they established an Arab kingdom there, given to Abdullah I. The issue of Transjordan was often at the center of the disagreements between the Revisionists and the Labour movement (which later became MaPa"i, among others) when the Revisionists demanded to battle for the inclusion of Transjordon in the Jewish state.

[2] pages, 16.5x21 cm, blue ink. Entirely handwritten and signed by Ben-Gurion. Very fine condition, minimal aging stains. 

Land of Israel and Zionism