Oct 22, 2015 - Sale 2394

Sale 2394 - Lot 50

Price Realized: $ 1,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
ISRAEL'S RIGHT TO EXIST BEN-GURION, DAVID. Typed Letter Signed, "D. Ben Gurion," as Prime Minister, to Dr. Nahman Avigad, in Hebrew, explaining that comparison with the Crusaders is unfounded because Jews had lived on the same land for thousands of years. 1 page, small 4to, "Prime Minister" stationery; two punch holes in right margin, folds. Jerusalem, 12 January 1956

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"Nowadays we know that there is no basis for comparing us with the Crusaders. The Christian adventurers of the Middle Ages had no real connection with this land, or even with each other, and their takeover of this land was artificial from the beginning, whereas we have been rooted in our land for thousands of years and our return to it is natural and understandable."