Auction 42 - Rare and Important Items

Shimon Peres – A Handwritten Confidential Letter to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef – Negotiations concerning the Constitution of a Government Headed by Shimon Peres

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A letter handwritten by Shimon Peres, addressed to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. Written on Peres's official stationery. Classified: "Personal/Secret". [1980/90s].
In this letter, sent in response to questions addressed to Shimon Peres by Ovadia Yosef, Peres outlines how he will proceed if he is responsible for the constitution of a government. Peres refers to the Jewish settlements in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, the state of Shas party in the government and his future actions concerning matters on the Shas Party agenda.
First and foremost, Peres states that "baselines of the government will explicitly state that the existing Jewish settlements will not be evacuated and will remain where they are". Further Peres emphasizes that if he constitutes the government he will start immediately negotiations with Shas and continues by stating several actions to be carried out by a government headed by him: “We are aware of the aspiration of His Honor to spread the Torah and the Legacy of Spanish Jews and we are committed to establish a radio station which will help achieve this goal…absolute equality concerning education will apply to all of Israel’s students”. Peres adds in the end of the letter: “We shall negotiate all other topics to guarantee that Shas Party gains a respectable status …in each and every area”.
[3] pages, 21 cm. Good condition. Folding marks.
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