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BEN-GURION, David.

Autograph Letter Signed to Menahem Ussishkin.

Stock Code
102597
London, 1938
£4,500

Important handwritten letter marked 'Private and confidential ', written by David Ben-Gurion (the first Prime Minister of the State of Israel, 1886-1973) addressed to Menahem Ussishkin (Russian-Born Zionist Leader and Head of the Jewish National Fund, 1863-1941). The letter was written in the period between the great upsurge of immigration to Palestine and the outbreak of World War II. As result of the tenor of the times the issue of open Jewish immigration and the eventual establishment of a Jewish National Homeland were of considerable urgency.

The correspondence concerns several meetings that Chaim Weizmann and Ben-Gurion had with Malcolm MacDonald about the renewal of the British Mandate in Palestine and the negotiations for a Jewish National Homeland. Ben-Gurion's intention is to inform Ussishkin of the British position as best as could be extrapolated from MacDonald's comments during the discussions that had taken place in recent weeks. He is very concerned that

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8vo. Six loose notebook leaves (written in pencil on recto side only). Text in Hebrew, accompanied by a full translation into English.

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