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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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Auction 47 Lot Number 34

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“Iton Rishmi” No. 1 – Declaration of Independence

"Iton Rishmi" No. 1. Tel-Aviv, 14.5.1948.
Includes the "Scroll of Independence" and a manifest by the Provisional State Council. On top of the leaf: "Israel, Provisional Government". 4 pp, 31.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Several stains, horizontal folding mark. Creases. Open tear at one corner. Deleted inscription in pencil

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Auction 47 Lot Number 35

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“Iton Rishmi” No. 1 / “Yom Hamedina” Newspaper / Three Issues of Newspapers Announcing the Establishment of the State of Israel

1. "Iton Rishmi" no. 1. Tel-Aviv, 14.5.1948.
Includes the text of the "Independence Scroll" and a manifest on behalf of the Provisional State Council. On top of leaf: "Israel, Provisional Government". 4 pp. 33 cm. Good condition. Creases.
2. "Yom Hamedina", joint publication of local papers. Friday, May 14, 1948. Leaf: 42.5X57.5 cm. Good condition. Folded leaf. Stains. Tears at margins.
3. Issue of "Yediot Ahronot", 14.5.1948. Headline: “At 4 p.m. the State of Israel will be Established”. Incomplete (missing inner pages, no. 3-6). 42.5 cm. Folding marks, stains and slight tears.
4. “Hamashkif” newspaper, Iyar 7, 1948. Headline: “State of Israel was Established”. 55 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Folding marks. Tears at horizontal folding mark. Creases.
5. “Mandate – Beginning to End” published by “Yediot Maariv”, illustrated supplement to the newspaper of May 15, 1948. [4] pp, 47 cm. Folding marks and stains.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 36

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Copper Plaque – The Declaration of Independence – New-York, 1948

Hanging plaque with the text of the "Scroll of Independence". New York, 1948
Copper; print. Maker's mark: Grodel Inc. New York.
The text of the "Scroll of Independence" in the center of the plaque; surrounded by an illustrated frame with vegetal patters, a figure of a soldier, view of Tel Aviv, and more. Herzl's portrait on the upper part with Israel's flag on both sides and an inscription: "If you will it, it is no dream". Approx. 34X26.5 cm. Pierced for hanging (with chains). Good condition. Slight bends to lower part.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 37

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Copper Plaque for Military Ceremonies – 1949 – War of Independence

Copper plaque to be carried on a unit-flag or a flagpole, for the veterans of the War of Independence. 1949.
In the center an inscription "For active service in the War of Independence, 1948-1949", and decorations of a sword, fig leaf, olive tree branch and the emblem of the state; on the reverse the inscription "These nations are more numerous than I; do not fear them" (Hebrew) within two olive tree branches, and a Star of David. Height: 56 cm, width: 43.5 cm. Good condition. Corrosion. Two of the posts connecting the plaque's center to its frame are out of place.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 38

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“Bamiftza” – Soldiers’ Newspaper in a Military Hospital – Independence Day, 1949

Bamiftza, bulletin of soldiers in military hospital no. 10 [in Haifa], edited by Reuven Siman (Silman). Illustration: Hadassa Sachs. Published by the hospital's culture department, Iyar, 5, 1949 – Independence Day [1949]. Issue no. 2.
Articles, poems, jokes, crossword puzzles and more, all about the hospitalized injured soldiers' lives. The bulletin opens with a short text for the first Day of Independence. 7 leaves, 33 cm. Fair-good condition. Stained. New staples. Pinholes and some tears. Folding marks.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 39

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“Divrei HaKnesset” – First and Second Knesset – 14 Volumes – Copies from the Chamber of the Chairman of the Knesset

"Divrei HaKnesset", of the first and second Knesset. Jerusalem-Tel-Aviv, 1949-1953.
Fourteen volumes including official protocols of the first and second Knesset sessions. Volumes of "Divrei HaKnesset" are always bound in a blue binding with blue printing, while one copy is bound in a black binding with gold embossing on the spine, for the Chairman's Chamber. The volumes presented are a single copy, bound for the Chairman's Chamber (enclosed is a letter of explanation from the director of printing and publications department of the Knesset). Volumes, 24 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains to some of the volumes. Several loose bindings.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 40

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Booklet – “History of Zionist Espionage” in Egypt

L'Histoire de l' Espionnage Sioniste en Egypte [History of Zionist espionage in Egypt]. No printer's name, location or year, [Egypt, 1955?]. French.
Booklet surveying the history of Zionist espionage in Egypt, with photographs. [1], 63 pp. 14X20 cm. Very good condition. Several unopened pages.
Not in the NLI.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 41

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“Everything About Kfar Kassem” – A One-Time Booklet Condemning the Massacre, 1956

"Hakol al Kfar Kassem" [Everything about Kfar Kassem], a one-time booklet published, most probably, in December 1956, about two months after the massacre in Kfar Kassem.
34 of the villagers were shot to death in this massacre, after breaking a curfew imposed on the village without their knowledge while they worked outside the village.
When news of the incident spread, a gag order was issued, and Knesset Members from the Israeli Communist Party, taking advantage of their legal immunity, reported it on the Knesset podium. Mapam party printed the booklet on its expense in “Al Hamishmar” printing press, and the paper was donated by Uri Avneri and “HaOlam Hazeh”. Among the participants in the booklet: Nathan Alterman, Dan Ben Amotz, Amos Keinan, Avraham Shlonsky, Gershom Shoken and others. 8 pp, 34.5 cm. Wear and folding marks.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 42

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Collection of Documents – Movement for Greater Israel

Dozens of documents from the early days of activity of the "Movement for Greater Israel", after the Six Day War, 1967 through 1969 (several documents from the period preceding the founding of the movement).
Among the documents: issues 2 and 3 of the biweekly "Zot HaAretz"; version of the principles platform of the movement (handwritten); list of council members; copy of a letter written by several activists to the president of the state; printed notice to the press; petition against withdrawal from territories; first printed protocols of the movement, some with the participation of Nathan Alterman; letters from movement secretariat, and more. Varied sizes and conditions. Dampstaining and stains on some of the documents.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 43

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“Down with the Occupation” – 67 Prints – June 1987 – Numbered and Signed Portfolio

"Down with the Occupation 1967-1987”, portfolio with 67 prints. "Artists for Freedom of Speech" publishing, June 16, 1987.
Sixty-seven prints, by sixty-seven Israeli and Palestinian artists, including: Ruth Schloss, Deganit Berst, Aviahi Eyal, Gabi Klezmer, Yigal Tumarkin, Rafi Lavie, Micha Ulman, Asad Azi, Suleiman Mansur, Miki Toma, Abed Abadi, and many others. Copy no. 2 of 200 copies numbered on title page; with signatures of most of the artists (on title page). [67] prints, approx. 48.5X69 cm. Overall good condition. Tears to portfolio.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 44

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Collection of Avant-Garde Literary Anthologies – 1960s-80s

1. Dapim Tzehubim (Yellow pages), artistic and literary anthology edited by Shimon Zabar, with participation of Meir Wieseltier, Amos Keinan, Nathan Zach, Dalia Ravikovich, Yigal Tumarkin, Uri Lifshitz, Shimon Zabar and others. First issue.
2. Ga'ashush, edited by Moti Talmor, with the participation of Yigal Sarna, Zeev Ornin, Yonatan Segal, Yehoshua Ashkenazi, Hadas Dror and many others. [Second issue?]. Illustrated brochure edited and printed by Moti Talmor while still being a high school student."Ga'ashush is the only educational magazine in the country. Which other paper educates you towards being a good citizen? And good citizenship in a democratic country is first of all teaching freedom of speech…".
3. Strip, a magazine published by "HaAyin HaShlishit", 1972. First and only issue of the bulletin published by "HaAyin HaShlishit" artists group; with works by Avner Katz, Henri Shlezniak, Jacque Katmor and others.
4. Ayin HaShlishit, photographs by Alex Agor, 1968. Photographs catalogue by Alex Agor, with a short text by Michael Ohad (Hebrew and English).
5. Shira Geluya, 1989. Binder with ten illustrated postcards with poems by Aharon Almog, Amir Gilboa, Yair Horowitz, Yona Wollach, Meir Wieseltier, Nathan Zach, Roni Somek, Oded Peled, Pinchas Sadeh and Zeruya Shalev.
Size and condition vary.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 45

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Abie Nathan – Four Items

· A signed letter from Abie Nathan on 'Voice of Peace' letterhead – invitation to a party celebrating 17 years to Abie Nathan's flight to Egypt.
· Invitation to an auction, with proceeds going to "Peace Fund 1" for financing the founding of a "School for Peace", a joint school for Jewish and Arab children in Nazareth, 1967, signed by Abie Nathan. · Two copies of a letter to educators, calling for their support for the establishment of a school for Jews and Arabs in Nazareth. Varying sizes, good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 46

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The “Golden Book” of “HaGashash HaHiver” – Dedication to Ziko Graziani

HaGashash HaHiver – the Golden Book, edited by Avraham Deshe (Pashanel). Jerusalem, 1975. Dedicated in handwriting on the first page to musical adapter and conductor Yitzhak (Ziko) Graziani: “To you dear Ziko, with great love and many thanks, from the real Gashashim; and to you Dora with love and thanks for letting us enjoy your husband, to all of you with love” (Hebrew), signed by "HaGashash HaHiver" trio, Gavri, Poli and Shayke and by Avraham Deshe (Pashanel). The book contains skits, illustrations, photos (some in color), caricatures and facsimiles. 208 pp, 28 cm. Very good condition. Damages to dust jacket.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 47

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Yaffa Yarkoni – Handwritten Songs Notebooks and Additional Items

Collection of items from the estate of the singer Yaffa Yarkoni (1925-2012), winner of the Prize of Israel for Hebrew Song.
Among the items: · notebook with songs, where Yarkoni wrote by hand the songs which she sang alone or with a children's choir in the album "…Yaffa Yarkoni Holiday Songs". · Notebook of songs, "Yaffa Yarkoni – songs which I do not know by heart". Yarkoni pasted to the notebook's leaves printed songs, side by side with songs that she copied by hand. · Four records: Bab-elwad; Yaffa Yarkoni with a vocal and instrumental band "Jerusalem" conducted by Marc Lavry; Children's songs "as you wish"; Yaffa Yarkoi sings holiday songs. · Enclosed: a dozen photographs, booklets and promotional leaflets. Size and condition vary.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 48

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Israeli Singers and Actors – Signed Postcards

Ten postcards with black and white photographs of Israeli singers and actors [1970s].
The photographed singers are Danny Granot, Rafi Ginat, Edna Lev, Moti Barkan, Meni Peer, Shlomo Artzi, David Dor, Dalia Amihud, Yehoram Gaon and Zvika Pik. Seven cards are signed by the artists. Size and condition vary. Some postcards have been mailed. Rough tears to the reverse of some postcards

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