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Auction 47 Lot Number 10

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Large Broadside with a Calendar – JNF in Harbin – China, 1922

Large broadside for hanging on a wall, edited by Hillel ben Shneur Zalman Epstein in Harbin. "Published by the regional bureau of JNF in the Far East in Harbin" (Hebrew), L.M. Abramovich Printing Press, [1922]. Hebrew and Russian (some English).
Portraits of Theodor Herzl and Zvi Hermann Shapira appear on the upper right and left corners. In the center – a large circle, supported by two columns on which the "JNF certificate" ("buy land in Eretz Israel") is written in Hebrew and Russian. Printed within the circle are the Isaiah prophecy (Isaiah 61:7, in Hebrew and Russian), the zodiac and a calendar for 1922-23. Between the columns appears a list of "institutes in the Zionist chamber in Harbin, Artilirisky Street 22", with names of persons in charge of each institute; below the list appear important dates in Zionist history from the first Congress to the British Mandate declaration by the League of Nations. Advertisements, mainly in Russian, appear around the lists. 54X78 cm. Good condition. Creases and folding marks, with slight damage to text. Stains.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

Opening1,000$ Sold For1,968$ Including buyers premium

Auction 47 Lot Number 11

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Collection of Documents – Early Days of the Anglo-Palestine Company, “Otzar Hityashvut HaYehudim” and “Tikvat Israel” Company

Eleven documents and copies of letters, from the early years of the "Jewish Colonial Trust" company, Anglo-Palestine Bank and "Tikvat Israel" company. Jaffa and London, 1899-1910. German.
Including: · "circular letters" no. 3 and 4 of "Jewish Colonial Trust" in London, April-May, 1899. · "Declaration" by Zalman David Levontin, with corrections by hand – additions to a report presented to the Executive Committee of the Zionist Organization (A.E.C) in June 1910, regarding the involvement of Anglo-Palestine Company in the acquisition of land in Eretz Israel. Mentioned, among other things, are lands in Fedja, (near Petach Tikva) and land near Rishon LeZion. · Copy of a letter to David Wolfson in Cologne regarding complaints raised by Ya'akov Bernstein-Kogan and Menachem Sheinkin against Anglo-Palestine Company. · "Declaration" by Ya'akov Bernstein-Kogan, June 1910, regarding his attitude toward the conduct of A.P.C. as far as acquisition of lands is concerned, and mainly the conduct of Eliyahu Sapir (Bernstein-Kogan refers to the claim that Sapir buys lands through A.P.C. for his personal needs). · Additional documents dealing with land acquisition in Eretz Israel, including a memorandum of "Tikvat Israel" company. Total of 11 documents (circa. 35 leaves). Size and condition vary.
Opening price: $350

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Auction 47 Lot Number 12

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“Ha-Ore’ach” – Visit of Moses Montefiore in Vilnius – Konigsberg, 1846

Ha-Ore’ach / The Traveller, An account of the festival days, celebrated by Jews of Wilna about the news of the arrival of Sir Moses Montefiore Baronet and ... Judith Montefiore; by Isaac Mayer Dick. [Konigsberg], 1846. Hebrew; with an additional English title page.
The book describes the visit of Moses Montefiore and his wife in Vilnius. The name of the author is missing from the Hebrew title page, but appears on the English one – Chajim Salomon Eliaschewicz. Nonetheless, the book is attributed by some to by the Jewish-Lithuanian author and scholar Isaac Mayer Dick. Hebrew title page printed in golden ink. 62, [1] pp, 14.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and an open tear (restored) to first leaf. New binding.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 13

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Unpublished Manuscript – “Sefer Yalkut Zion” about Eretz Israel and the Hebrew Language, Poland, 1926

Sefer Yalkut Zion, composed of three sublime essays… (a.) colonization of Eretz Israel, (b.) work in our land, (c.) Hebrew language, by David…Elazar Haim Yodman. Szydłowiec, Poland, [1926]. Hebrew.
Handwritten manuscript by David Yodman, son of rabbi of Szydłowiec, near Radom. The book, written in a rabbinic language, opens with an introduction by the author: "Presented…a book with matters from the Bible, the Talmud, both Babylonian and Jerusalemite…and some novellae…which prove how important it is to settle Eretz Israel!". The author continues and claims, on the title page, that he authored books titled "Sh'lal David" and "Nefesh David" (it seems that these books, too, were never published). In the introduction the author claims that he was imprisoned for ten weeks for supporting Zionism.
Rabbi David Yodman was murdered in the holocaust. This essay has never been published. 64 pp, 16 cm. Good condition. Slight wear at margins. Ink smears.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 14

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The Palestine Directory – Book of Addresses – Cairo, 1920

The Palestine Directory, Commercial, Industrial, Administrative and Private Addresses. Cairo: printed by The Oriental Advertising Company, 1920. First year. English.
Book of addresses in Palestine and Egypt: with numerous advertisements. At the beginning of the volume: calendar, an essay titled "History of the Holy Land", measurements conversion information, and additional practical information. 5-242, VIII, IV. Volume 28 cm. Good condition. Slightly stained, creases, tears to first leaves. Damaged binding.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 15

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Annual Report of “HaMo’adon HaIvri” in Cairo, 1928

HaMo'adon HaIvri in Cairo, [Jewish club in Cairo] the Zionist Organization. Report for the months of February-August 1928.
Duplication of typewritten leaves. Includes a general survey, regulations of the club, incomes and expenses, list of books purchased for the club, and more. [16] leaves, 34.5 cm. Good condition. Creases at lower margins. Open tear on last leaf.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 16

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Archive of Avraham Druyan – Kfar Saba – Murder of Salia Zohar and Yochanan Stahl, 1931

A comprehensive archive of documents owned by Avraham Druyan, one of the founders of Kfar Saba, a guard [Shomer], one of the founders of "General Association of Jewish Guards in Eretz Israel" in 1937, together with Avraham Shapira. As a guard and being familiar with all the leaders of the Arab villages he helped a lot in settling disputes and solving crimes in the area. In 1931 he undertook the investigation of the disappearance of Yochanan Stahl and Salia Zohar in the dunes between Sheikh Munis and Herzlia, and succeeded to locate the murderers and the bodies.
The archive contains material about the foundation of the "General Association of Jewish Guards in Eretz Israel” in 1937, and material which includes documents in his handwriting, regarding the investigation of the disappearance of Stahl and Zohar. The archive also includes material related to the murder of three Jews from Yagur by Arabs in 1931; investigation of thefts and other crimes, among them murders; founding “Maccabi” Kfar Saba in 1929; documents concerning his activities as a farmer and some personal documents. Enclosed is a significant collection of newspaper cutting and some broadsides and documents connected to the matter of Jewish work in Kfar Saba in the 1930s. See also item no 80. Total of hundreds of documents. Size and condition vary.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 17

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“Lean Haerev” / Weekly Entertainment and Culture Programs – Tel-Aviv, 1935

"Lean Haerev?" [Hebrew: Where to this evening?]. Printed Bristol broadside, with space for attaching leaves (and changing them) with information regarding culture and entertainment events. Publisher: Maxim Sakashanky. Tel-Aviv, mid 1930s / 5 "Weekly Program" leaves.
Advertisements for stores, restaurants and coffee houses in Tel-Aviv appear at the margins of the broadside. In the canter – blank space, for pasting the "Weekly program" listing theater plays and films in Tel-Aviv every week (enclosed are five "weekly program" leaves from 1935). The publisher, Maxim Sakashansky, also edited the first lexicon for art and artists in Eretz Israel "Sefer HaOmanut veHa-Omanim beEretz Israel" (1946). Broadside: 70X50 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and some stains. Dark stains and glue remnants on reverse. [5] "weekly program" leaves, average size: 39.5X29 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains and tears.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 18

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Collection of Architectural Drawings – Appenzeller

13 architectural drawings and sketches by Architect A. [Adam?] Appenzeller (b. 1901?). Eretz Israel, 1927 through 1942.
Drawings of buildings in Tel-Aviv and Ramat-Gan. Including a drawing of a building in Amman and drawing of the façade of the agricultural school ("Kaduri") in Tul Karem (Jerusalem, November 1927), interior design and garden design. Size and condition vary. Some stains, creases and folding marks.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 19

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Official Gazette of the Government of Palestine – Four Volumes, 1919-1924 – English

Official Gazette of the Government of Palestine / O.E.T.A. (South) – Proclamations, Ordinances and Notices.
Ordinances and regulations, municipal laws, announcement on behalf of the government of Palestine, approved trademarks, and more were published in the Official Gazette.
The first issues, duplicated from typewritten leaves, were printed immediately after the British Mandate came into effect, when the territory of Eretz Israel was called O.E.T.A. [Occupied Enemy Territory Administration], until the San Remo convention in 1920 confirmed the British Mandate. See following item.
Four volumes, July 1919 until December 1924. First volume: issues 1-33. Second volume: issues 34-81. Volume 3: issues 82-105. Fourth volume: issues 106-129.
Ink stamps of Roza Ginsberg (Ginosar), the first female lawyer in Eretz Israel, president of World Wizo.Volumes: 31-34.5 cm. Overall good condition. Creases. Tears at margins of some issues. Damages to bindings.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 20

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Official Gazette of the Government of Palestine – Two Volumes, 1921-1924 – Hebrew

HaIton HaRishmi Shel Memshelet Palestina [Hebrew: Official Gazette of the Government of Palestine (Eretz Israel)], published with government authorization.
The papers published ordinances and regulations, municipal laws, announcements issued by the Government of Palestine, approved trademarks, and more.
· First volume: issues 41-81 + special issue. Jerusalem. April 1, 1921 until December 16, 1922. · Second Volume: issues 106-129 + special issue. Jerusalem, January 1, 1924 until December 15, 1924. Ink stamps of Roza Ginsberg (see previous item). Volumes: 30.5-33 cm. Overall good condition. Creases to first issue. Damages to bindings.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 21

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Collection of Brochures and Publications from the Mandate Period – Reports of Investigation Committees, League of Nations and more

Approx. 120 brochures and publications from the British Mandate period, including publications of the Mandate Government, publications related to investigation committees, publications of the Zionist Organization, publication of the League of Nations, and more. 1921-1948.
Collection includes: · 11 publications in Hebrew, related to investigation committees of the British Government and the 1929 riots. · 24 publications in English, related to reports of investigation committees. · 19 publications issued by the Zionist Organization, Keren HaYesod, the Jewish National Council and the Jewish Agency, most of the publications in English. · 13 reports of the British Mandate to the League of Nations concerning the Mandate in Eretz Israel and Trans Jordan. · 10 publications of the League of Nations containing references to the British Mandate in Eretz Israel. · 27 reports of the British Mandate Government, mostly in English. · 18 different publications, most of them in English, related to national, economic, legal and political issues. Size and condition vary. Overall good condition. Foxing, tears, missing cover, library ink-stamps or other damages.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 22

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Complaint Form – 1929 Riots in Tel-Aviv

Complaint form of the Department of Police and Prisons, Palestine; received on September 5, 1929 during the 1929 riots; reporting a shooting incident near Shapira neighborhood (Tel-Aviv-Jaffa).
"On 25.8.29, at three p.m. I heard that there was an attack on Shapira neighborhood behind Macabi court…when I arrived there I realized that there was shooting from the direction of the orchard….In addition to the shooting there was also stone throwing; one stone hit my right leg…". A printed form (Hebrew and English), with details filled out in pencil (Hebrew). [1] leaf, 34 cm, written on both sides. Fair-good condition. Folding marks. Tears, mainly at margins and folding mark (some damage to text). Foxing.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 23

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Collection of Items – Prisoner in Gilgil Internment Camp, Kenya

Collection of paper items, from the Etzel and Lehi Internment Camp in Gilgil, Kenya, 1947-1948
· Typewritten leaf: "In the slaves' ship to Sudan". · Piece of paper with a printed flag of Israel. · Manuscript of a satiric play titled "In the Kitchen" (Hebrew), for six actors. 12 pp. · Program of "Bamatenu – Theatrical Studio of the Jewish Detainees in Exile", Special Camp, Gilgil, Kenya. A stenciled and duplicated program, for a Hanukkah party in "Bamatenu" hall, December 1947 (Hebrew). · Program of "Bamatenu", April 3, 1948, for Purim (English). · Eight handwritten leaves (or a carbon copy of a manuscript) written by a prisoner in the camp, describing his way to the Gilgil Internment Camp. Size and condition vary. Fair-poor condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 24

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Propaganda Broadsides Issued by Etzel in Hebrew, English, French and Arabic / “Herut” Issues

· More than 60 propaganda broadsides issued by Etzel, [1940s].
Among the announcements: obituaries in memory of fighters who were killed; report about operations against British camps; small broadsides, for distribution, calling to enlist; warnings to Mandate soldiers, information about the bombing of King David Hotel and a "Call to our Arab Neighbors" (in different languages), and more; broadside in Arabic, several broadsides in English and French. Some of the broadsides appear in more than one copy, some are as they left the printing press (uncut).
· 38 issues of "Herut" monthly, 1943-1948. Some issues appear in several copies.
Total of approx. 100 items. Size and condition vary, most are in good condition. Ex-library copies.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 25

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Three Issues of “Lameri”, 1947

Lameri, Ne'emanei Hameri Haivri, dover lemilchemet am. [Eretz Israel], April and June 1947. Issues no. 1, 2, 3.
"Tnu'at HaMeri HaIvri" (The Jewish Resistance Movement) was an alliance of all Jewish Resistance Movements in Eretz Israel, coordinating resistance operations against the British; active in the years 1945-6. These issues, printed one year later, are in line with the ideology adopted by the movement calling to act "as one" against the British rule. Four pp. in each issue, 25 cm. Good condition. Stains. First issue is not in the NLI

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Auction 47 Lot Number 26

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“Alon Zehirut” Issues – Lists of Suspects on behalf of “Shay”, 1947

Alon Zehirut. [Printed on behalf of "Shay" ("Sherut Yediot"), the intelligence arm of the "Haganah"]. Issues no. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8. January-October 1947.
Printed on the leaves are names and photographs of people who have to be arrested, deported, deported after investigation or warning, etc.
Adolf Eichmann appears in the last issue, since the "Shay" suspected that if Eichmann succeeds in escaping from his persecutors he might immigrate to Eretz Israel pretending to be Jewish: "due to his organizational capacities and rich experience in the Jewish Department of the Gestapo, and having the knowledge of the Hebrew and Yiddish languages, it is possible that he succeeded in infiltrating into the country". [7] leaves, 29.5-31 cm. Some leaves in good condition, with folding marks only; other leaves in fair condition with adhesive tape and dark stains.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 27

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Protocol of a “Shay” Meeting concerning Arab Collaborators, February 1948

"Meeting of Arab consultants 19.2.48". Typewritten document.
Protocol of a meeting between senior persons of "Shay" ("Sherut Yediot") – the intelligence arm of the Haganah - concerning drafting and activating Arab collaborators.
Senior officials and "Shay" members, among them Moshe Dayan, Yehoshua P. [Josh Palmon-Pelman], Ezra D. [Danin], B.G. [Ben-Gurion], Israel G. [Galili], Yigal [Yadin?], Tuvia [Arazi], Emnauel [Yalan-Vilensky], Amnon [Zair], Giora [Zeid] and others were present in the meeting documented. They expressed their opinions as to the political situation and the state of the Arabs in the various areas, the Syrian Army commanded by Adib Shishakli and other Arab military organizations. 29 leaves (not complete, lacking at the end), 27.5 cm. Good condition. Creases, folding marks and some stains. Some leaves printed on thinner paper.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 28

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“Rak Kach” – Etzel Publication, 1948

Rak Kach [Hebrew: only thus], Destruction of "Palestine Post". Typewritten and stenciled leaflet. Printed by Etzel in "English Exile". England, 1948. English.
Transcripts of radio broadcasts – "Kol Zion Halochemet": reaction of Etzel leadership to various events, including the attack on the "Palestine Post" offices in Jerusalem. 3 leaves, 33 cm. Good condition. Folding marks. Foxing, tears at margins.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 29

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Collection of Broadsides and Posters – British Mandate and Establishment of the State of Israel

Eleven broadsides and posters, issued by Tel-Aviv municipality, Haganah, Etzel and Lehi. Eretz Israel, 1945 through 1948.
· Poster - Jabotinsky Memorial Day. · Poster of Herut Movement, "Sten's regime continues to go wild" (Hebrew). · Small poster on behalf of Lehi – "Advice to the agent Bernadotte – get out of our country" (Hebrew), with illustration. · Broadside issued by Lehi, calling to free besieged Jerusalem, Iyar, 1948 (after the declaration of the establishment of the State of Israel). · Broadside on behalf of Tel-Aviv municipality calling "all of the citizens of Tel-Aviv" not to congregate in the streets, November 1945. · Two "Hachoma…" broadsides and a larger broadside, illustrated, printed after the declaration of Independence. · Three broadsides of Etzel and Herut movement. Size varies. Overall good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 30

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Collection of Newspapers – November 29, 1947

Seven issues of daily newspapers printed on Sunday, November 30, 1947 – After the UN Resolution on November 29.
· Issue of "Davar" newspaper. Headline: "Jewish State Established". · Issue of "Haaretz" newspaper. Headline: "Decision to establish a Jewish State". · Issue of "Haboker" newspaper. Headline: "A Jewish State was approved". · Issue of "Mishmar" newspaper. Headline: "33 Votes to 13 in favor of the Partition Plan". · Issue of "Hamashkif, National Daily Paper”. Headline: “Decision in favor of the Partition Plan”. · Issue of The Palestine Post newspaper. Headline: “Partition Approved by More than 2/3…”. · Single leaf of “Haboker” newspaper. Headline: “After approval by the world’s nations of Israel’s liberty in its land, joy and alertness in the Jewish State”.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition. Folded.
Seven issues of daily newspapers printed on Sunday, November 30, 1947 – After the UN Resolution on November 29.
· Issue of "Davar" newspaper. Headline: "Jewish State Established". · Issue of "Haaretz" newspaper. Headline: "Decision to establish a Jewish State". · Issue of "Haboker" newspaper. Headline: "A Jewish State was approved". · Issue of "Mishmar" newspaper. Headline: "33 Votes to 13 in favor of the Partition Plan". · Issue of "Hamashkif, National Daily Paper”. Headline: “Decision in favor of the Partition Plan”. · Issue of The Palestine Post newspaper. Headline: “Partition Approved by More than 2/3…”. · Single leaf of “Haboker” newspaper. Headline: “After approval by the world’s nations of Israel’s liberty in its land, joy and alertness in the Jewish State”.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition. Folded.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 31

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Official Invitation to the Declaration of Independence Ceremony – 4th of Iyar, 1948

The Provisional Government, printed invitation for the Declaration of Independence ceremony. 13.5.1948.
Original invitation sent only to the members of the Provisional Government, to journalists and to relatives.
"We are honored to send you herewith an invitation to the Declaration of Independence session which will take place on Friday… 4 pm in the Museum hall…we ask you to keep the content of this invitation and the date secret…" on the lower part: "personal invitation – Dress: dark festive clothes" (Hebrew). Leaf, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Slight damages.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 32

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Pekudat Yessod HaMedinah – “Secret” Document, May 14, 1948

"Pekudat Yessod HaMedinah, no. 1, 1948". Provisional Government, Legal Department. "Secret, Seventh Proposal", May 14, 1948.
Duplication of a typewritten document. Detailing the first orders regarding the government institutes, budget and taxes, legislation, courts and provisional instructions. With corrections and deletions in pencil.
[6] leaves, 33 cm. Good condition. Creases at corners and at lower margins. Some stains. Some tears at margins.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 33

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Collection of Circular Letters – Provisional Government Resolutions, 1948-1949

A collection of duplicated circular letters (typewritten), "Resolutions of the Provisional Government Sessions" (Hebrew). May 16, 1948 through March 6, 1949.
The collection includes about 90 circular letters, some consisting of several pages, detailing decisions concerning a wide range of issues related to the young State of Israel: election of Dr. Haim Weizmann as president of the Provisional State Council (nine to two votes), decisions as to a ceasefire, supervision of deserted property, unblocking the road to Jerusalem and paving of the Burma road, the IDF oath and decisions regarding enlistment and release of soldiers, the resolution taken during an unscheduled meeting as to the ship Altalena ("decided to request during negotiations with the UN to unload arms and deposit them with the UN until ceasefire ends…"), matters concerning Aliya, and more. The collection also includes circular letters of unscheduled meetings and some other letters: a circular letter regarding the demilitarization of Jerusalem (July 1948), emergency regulations concerning imprisonment of soldiers and repair of war damages to houses, legal explanation of income tax law, and more.
The Provisional Government was active from May 14, 1948 until March 10, 1949, and consisted of 13 members only. This collection was, most probably, compiled by one of its members.
34 cm. Fair-good condition. Ink-stamps. Tears at margins and stains. Folding marks. Significant wear and damages to first and last letters.

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