Typed Letter Signed
BEN-GURION ON THE
SECURITY OF ISRAEL
Typed letter, in Hebrew,
signed "D. Ben-Gurion" as Minister of Defense on State of Israel
letterhead, one page, 6" x 8", August 26, 1955.
Translation of the Hebrew text:
no doubt that the problem of security disturbs your rest. True, the
problem of security, at this time, is the principal problem of the
State. Any person - just like an entire nation - can feel the danger
waiting at his door. We are a small nation, and any boasting we do will
only make a laughingstock out of us. But we are not powerless, not in
the military sense, and certainly not in the moral and political sense.
I, however, am calm and certain that, when it comes to the test, the
Israel Defense Forces will be able to defend our peace and our
sovereignty - the Israel Defense Forces is the army of the people, and
of all its circles and factions..."
holes along right margin, otherwise fine condition. A dramatic letter
with excellent content from the first Prime Minister of Israel. $5000.