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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 406

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“Ragle Mevasser” by Rabbi Judah Alkalai – Belgrade, 1865 – Booklet in Honor of Alliance Israélite Universelle

Ragle Mevasse, in honor of "Kol Israel Chaverim", by Judah Alkalai, Belgrade, [1865].
A short composition by Rabbi Judah Akalai, dedicated to the foundation of the Jewish organization Alliance Israélite Universelle ("Kol Israel Haverim"). Mentioned in the composition, among other things, are the plan to settle Palestine, the importance and role of the Alliance Israélite Universelle, key figures from early days of Zionism (Moses Montefiore, Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Kalisher, Adolphe Crémieux, Elisa Hertz and others), and other subjects.
Rabbi Judah Alkalai (1798-1878), born in Sarajevo, was one of the forerunners of Zionism. He learned about the Damascus Blood Libel in 1840 and started to formulate a new plan for solving the Jewish question – immigration to Palestine, revival of the Jewish language, acquiring lands and founding public funds. Rabbi Alkalai had high hopes regarding the Alliance Israélite Universelle when it was founded in 1860 – being the first international Jewish organization in the new era, and considered it to be a first and important step towards materializing his plan. In 1874 he immigrated to Palestine with his wife Esther, and passed away four years later. Alkalai was buried in the Mount of Olives cemetery
10 leaves, 22 cm. Good-fair condition. Many stains. Tears at margins. Open tears to corners and to last two leaves (not affecting text). Ink-stamps on first and last leaves. New endpapers and new cardboard binding. Missing original wrappers.

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Hovevei Zion Ledger – Handwritten Report – Odessa, 1888

A report, handwritten on lined paper, listing the income and expenses of the Hovevei Zion branch in Odessa for the years 5647-5648 (1887-1888). [Odessa?, 1888?].
The report contains two pages of expenses and two pages of income, documenting the donations and financial sources of Hovevei Zion ("Proceeds of the pictures of Montefiore", "For the Eitz Haim Yeshiva", "From the Nes Ziona Association"), as well as its activities and expenses ("for the son of Mr. Gantner of Zikhron Ya’akov for travel expenses"; "for a mare for Mr. Fishel Saliman of Yesud ha-Ma’ala"; "for the delegate that was sent in Constantinople to Baron Hirsch and the city’s dignitaries"; "for the printing of the public appeal," and more). A summary of the account at year’s end appears on the last page – a modest surplus of 160 rubles.
At the beginning of the report is a cover page with the title "Hovevei Zion Ledger", with three other reports that the movement published that year listed beneath. A note appears at the bottom of the page. It states: "Each part [=report] will be sent on its own… to the treasurers and to the associations that sent their money to Odessa and to Paris, and to the associations that stopped sending their money".
[3] leaves (5 written pages), approx. 28 cm. Good-fair condition. Fold marks. Tears and open tears at the edges and along the fold lines (most of them minor, with slight damage to text). A few stains.

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Broadside Issued by the Ahavat Zion Society – A Call to Support the Jewish Community in Palestine – Vienna, June 1882

Broadside issued by the Ahavat Zion Society. Vienna: Moritz Knöpflmacher, Sivan 5642 [June 1882].
A call for support printed soon afterthe establishment of the Ahavat Zion Society, whose purpose was to collect funds to buy land in Palestine for settlement by Jewish farmers from Eastern Europe.
In response to the anti-Semitic persecutions in Eastern Europe, and particularly after the pogroms in Russia in 1881 (which the Jews referred to as "Storms in the Negev"), societies were formed to support Jewish immigration to America. However, this call, which went against that trend by supporting immigration to and settlement in Palestine, listed the reasons for choosing Palestine.
It is signed, in print, by the directors of the society: Shlomo Zalman Spitzer, Reuven Birer, and others.
28.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks. Small tears at the edges and along the fold line, most of them repaired by acid-free tape.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Birthday Greeting to Saul Pinchas Rabbinowicz from the Committee of Zionist Associations of Brisk, Lithuania – Handwritten on Stationery with Jewish National Fund “Zion” Stamps – April 1905

A birthday greeting to Saul Pinchas Rabbinowicz (known by the Hebrew acronym Shepher) from the leadership of the Central Committee of the Zionist Associations in Brisk, Lithuania. Handwritten on the committee’s official stationery, with "Zion" stamps of the Jewish National Fund affixed to it. Brisk (Brest), Lithuania, 1 Nissan 5665 (April 6, 1905).
The letter was sent to the author and historian Saul Pinchas Rabbinowicz, who was among the first members of the Hovevei Zion movement, on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. It notes his great and pioneering influence upon the Zionist idea both in his writings in favor of the return to Zion and as secretary of the Mazkeret Moshe Association.
The letter, which bears the signatures of ten of the committee members and two of its secretaries, is stamped "Central Committee of the Zionist Associations, Brisk, Lithuania".
An illustration depicting men sowing and plowing fields on one side, and men and women praying at the Western Wall on the other side, is printed at the the top of the page (the official stationery of the committee’s leadership). Two verses from Psalms are printed between these two illustrations: "Oh, that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion!" (Psalms 14:7) and "If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its cunning" (Psalms 137:5).
[1] leaf, 28 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks and creases. Some stains. Small tears at the edges, most of them reinforced with tape. Small open tear on the left-hand edge.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Six Postcards – Zionist Congress, 1901-1933

Six postcards, some issued for various Zionist Congresses and others bearing postmarks from various congresses.
1. Official postcard from the fifth Zionist Congress, designed by E.M. Lilien (Riemer, no. 6). Basel, 1901. Sent from the Congress on the first day.
2. Official postcard from the ninth Zionist Congress with an illustration by Hermann Struck (Riemer, no. 22). Hamburg, 1909. The postcard was sent by mail and bears a JNF stamp with the portrait of Theodor Herzl.
3. Postcard with a portrait of Max Nordau, published by Jüdischer Verlag, Cologne, sent from the 13th Zionist Congress with a postmark of the Congress. Carlsbad, 1923.
4. Official postcard from the 16th Zionist Congress, with the portrait of Theodor Herzl (Riemer, no. 61). Zurich, 1929. Sent from the congress on the second day.
5. Official postcard from the 17th Zionist Congress, with an illustration by Joseph Budko (Riemer, no. 65), Basel, 1931.
6. Postcard sent from the 18th Zionist Congress; sent on the last day of the congress. Postmark of the congress. Prague, 1933.
Average size: 9X14 cm. Good overall condition. Stains.

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Postcard of the Tenth Zionist Congress – Signed by David Wolffsohn, Max Nordau, and Others

Official postcard of the Tenth Zionist Congress in Vienna, August 9-15, 1911.
The postcard is signed on the front by David Wolfssohn and on the back by Max Nordau, Alexander Marmorek, Yitzchak Yaacov Reines, Max Bodenheimer, Norman Bentwich, and Rabbi Jacob Boccara.
A portrait of Theodor Herzl is printed on the postcard, with a quote in German from a speech that he gave at the First Zionist Congress in 1897.
14X9 cm. Good condition. Minor stains.

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Protocol of the Second Zionist Congress – Vienna, 1898 – Exquisite Leather Binding

Stenographisches Protokoll der Verhandlungen des II. Zionisten-Congresses gehalten zu Basel vom 28. bis 31. August 1898 [Stenographic Protocol of the negotiations at the second Zionist Congress in Basel...]. Vienna: Verlag des Vereines "Erez Israel", 1898. German.
Proceedings of the sessions of the Second Zionist Congress, held in Basel in 1898, including addresses delivered by Herzl, Nordau and other Zionist leaders. The book is bound in a unique leather binding, embossed with the book's title in golden letters and two groups of seven silvered Stars of David (apparently in reference to the seven-starred flag conceived by Herzl). Gilt edges and endpapers illustrated with golden flowers.
257, [2] pp, 22.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Blemishes to binding, mostly to spine and corners.

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Five Photographs – Herzl’s Grave in Vienna – 1920s

1-3. Three photographs portraying a group of visitors holding a marble board with an engraved inscription: Dem Ehrenburschen dem großen Führer unser volkes, [in honor of the great leader of our people], J.A.V. Ivria 1891-1921 ['Ivria" Jewish Students Organization].
Two photographs are dedicated by hand on the back (Hebrew) and dated 4.12.1921.
4-5. Two photographs of a different group of visitors, stamped on the back: "Moderne Photographie H. Weitzmann, Wien".
All of the photographs are divided on the back for use as a postcard. Printed on the back of two photographs: Sig. Bing, Wien, I., II., III., XVII.
Approx. 14X9 cm. Good condition. Stains and blemishes (mostly on verso and at the margins). Two photographs with traces of pasting and peelings on verso.

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Three Items Commemorating Theodor Herzl

Three items commemorating Herzl and marking his reburial in the State of Israel. Jerusalem and Czechoslovakia, 1918-1949.
1. Admission ticket to the Herzl Banquet, held by the Herzl Association in Jerusalem at the Zion Cinema, to mark the anniversary of Herzl’s death on 20 Tammuz 5678 (June 30, 1918). The back of the ticket is stamped (slightly faded): "Herzl Association, Jerusalem… we shall donate to the JNF."
6X9.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Large open tear in the upper left-hand corner.
2. Pencil with a portrait of Herzl and the legend "Binyamin Ze’ev Herzl". Produced by L&C Hardtmuth, Czechoslovakia.
Length: 18 cm. Good condition.
3. Six prints that were published to mark Herzl’s reburial in Jerusalem, paintings: C. [Curt] Singer. Jerusalem: Lipschitz, [1949].
Six prints, including a portrait of Herzl, a view from Mount Herzl, the construction of Herzl’s Tomb in Jerusalem, and Herzl’s funeral. A leaf with text in honor of Herzl’s reburial in Jerusalem accompanies the prints.
[7] leaves, 33 cm. Good condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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JNF – Four Certificates – Illustrations by Hermann Struck, Joseph Budko, and Meir Ben Uri – 1928-1946

Four illustrated certificates of the Jewish National Fund, from the 1920s to the 1940s.
1. A certificate of registration in the JNF’s Golden Book made out to Dr. Jelski of Geneva, 1928. Signed by Menahem Ussishkin. With an illustration by Hermann Struck.
2. A certificate given to Nissim Valero for his contribution to "the redemption of land for the establishment of Kfar Menahem Ussishkin for his seventieth birthday". Lithograph, [Grafika printers, Jerusalem], 1935. The certificate was designed by Joseph Budko. The illustration on the certificate shows buildings of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
The bottom of the certificate has been trimmed.
3. A certificate awarded for the donation of the planting of twelve trees in the Rabbi Meir Berlin Forest, planted in the 1940s in Kfar Etzion. Printed by the Jewish National Fund in the United States.
An illustration of pioneers planting trees appears at the center of the certificate, with a portrait of Rabbi Berlin above it. The certificate is signed "M. P." in the plate.
4. A certificate of inscription in JNF’s Children’s Book for Yoram Hessel. The certificate is illustrated by Meir Ben Uri (signed in the plate: "Ben-Uri Haifa"). Jerusalem: Grafika.
Size and condition vary. Overall good-fair condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Collection of Letters, Certificates and Paper Items – Jewish National Fund

Approximately 65 letters, certificates, receipts, notebooks and other items printed on behalf of JNF. Palestine, Europe, United States and elsewhere. 20th century. Hebrew, English, Yiddish, German, French, Spanish, Dutch and other languages.
Among the items: • About 25 letters, printed and written by hand, sent by JNF representatives worldwide on official stationery: letters in Yiddish from JNF New-York, 1920s; letters in German from JNF chamber in Berlin, 1930s; as well as letters from JNF chambers in Poland, Argentina, Greece, France, England, the Netherlands and elsewhere. • Certificate of inscription in JNF Austria Silver Book, printed in blue and silver ink and signed by hand by Haim Tartakover, head of JNF in Vienna. • Five certificates for donations for planting trees in Palestine. • Issue of the weekly "Kabarat Ala Kuanna in the country and in the Diaspora!", dated 1.8.1953, distributed in synagogues in Morocco. Written in Judeo-Arabic, calling to donate to JNF, with a JNF ink-stamp on the bottom. • Dozens of "Yizkor" tickets and notebooks of JNF (with leaves designated for a donation to commemorate the deceased and to "redeem the land of Israel"). • And more.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Judith Montefiore – Journal of a Visit to Palestine – London, 19th Century

olel Sipur masa… [Judith, a book including the story of the visit by the late Lady Judith Montefiore… who wrote the book in the English language when she traveled with her husband, Sir Moses Montefiore, to the Holy Land in 5599… Translated into the Hebrew language by a lover of the holy tongue (Eliezer Shauli)]. London: Nathan Valentine, [1879?]. Hebrew and some English._x000B_Hebrew translation of the travel journal kept by Lady Judith Montefiore, wife of Sir Moses Montefiore, when she and her husband traveled from London to Palestine via Germany, France, and Italy (November 1, 1838-August 10, 1839). The journal was translated approximately fifteen years after Judith Montefiore’s death. There are two forewords at the beginning of the book (in Hebrew and in English), as well as a short poem by the translator. Letters to Sir Moses Montefiore regarding settlement in Palestine, and a brief letter from him, appear at the end of the book._x000B_A portrait of Lady Judith Montefiore is mounted on the inside front cover. The following is written on the title page in handwriting, from 1880: "In Memory of the deeply lamented Mr. Haim Soleag [?] who died at the age of 17 on the 29 of June 5640…"._x000B_[2], VI, 285, [1] pp. 16 cm. Good-fair condition. Bookplate with portraits of Moses and Judith Montefiore. A few stains. Tears and open tears at the edges of some pages. Some pages are partially or completely detached. Loose binding with minor blemishes.

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“Stirring Times” – Memoirs of James Finn – London, 1878

"Stirring Times" – Memoirs of James Finn – London, 1878
Stirring Times, by James Finn [edited by Elizabeth Anne Finn]. London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1878. English. Two volumes.
Memoirs of James Finn (1806-1872), the first British consul in Palestine. The book describes Palestine during the Crimean War (1853-1856) and contains a great deal of information about the Jewish community in Jerusalem. Among other things, the book describes the visits of the Duke and Duchess of Braband and of Moses Montefiore to the Temple Mount, the prayer for the welfare of Queen Victoria in the Hurva Synagogue, and the purchase of the land on which the Mishkenot Sha’ananim neighborhood was built.
The first volume contains a color lithograph depicting the Tower of David and the British consulate in Jerusalem (after a drawing by Elizabeth Anne Finn) and a folded map of Palestine. The second volume contains a color lithograph of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (after a drawing by James Finn) and a map of the Jerusalem district.
Volume 1: XXXII, 490 pp. + [2] plates; Volume 2: XII, 485, [2] pp. + [2] plates, 22 cm. Overall good condition. Many unopened pages. Stains. A small amount of creases and tears. A loose gathering in one of the volumes. Minor blemishes to bindings. The binding of Volume 1 is slightly loose. Faded spines.

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History of Estates in Upper Galilee – David Shuv – Warsaw, 1893

History of estates in Upper Galilee, by David Shuv. Warsaw: Shuldberg press ("printed for the first time in the book Pri HaAretz part two"), 1893.
A composition by David Shuv (1854-1938) reviewing the Jewish colonies in the Upper Galilee. Most of the book is dedicated to Rosh Pina, being the largest and most important colony in the Galilee. Other chapters tell about Yesud HaMa'ala, Mishmar HaYarden, Machanayim and Ein Zeitim, Bne Yehudah, Peki'in and Meron.
• Bound with: Shoshana, by L. [Leopold] Kompert. Warsaw: Shuldberg press, 1892. A story by Leopold Kompert (1822-1886), a Jewish-Austrian author who wrote about the life of Jews in Bohemia. Short introduction by Ze'ev Yavetz.
31; 54 pp, 17 cm. Good condition. Some stains and creases. A few tears. Ink-stamp on title page of "Shoshana". The top left corner of this leaf is cut (missing). Both books are bound together in a new cardboard binding, no wrappers.

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“Sefer HaBrit VeHazikaron LeHevrat Agudat Meyasdei HaYishuv” – Settlement in the Colony of Petah Tikva – Jerusalem, Late 19th Century

azikaron LeHevrat Agudat Meyasdei HaYishuv [Memotial book of Agudat Meyasdei HaYishuv; written by Moshe Zvi Levinson], Jerusalem: Rabbi Israel Dov Frumkin’s printing press, [1881]. _x000B_The association "Agudat Meyasdei HaYishuv" was established by the Yarkonim Group in Petah Tikva after the group’s members, Petah Tikva’s first inhabitants, had to abandon the colony due to difficulties and disease and return to Jerusalem. The association, which was supported by Rabbi Diskin of Jerusalem, published this book in order to raise support among Diaspora Jewry. The book is comprised of two parts. The first part, "A Voice that Awakens", is a call for immigration and settlement of Palestine. Its author points to the success of the Templer colonies, assuages the fear of Arabs and of the authorities, warns of unfounded complacency in the countries of the Diaspora, and ends each paragraph with the verse "Turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities" (Jeremiah 31:21). The second part of the book contains the association’s regulations, which appoint Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Diskin (the Brisker Rav) as the company’s agent and address a variety of religious and administrative topics._x000B_40 pp., 16.5 cm. Good condition. Slight tears and creases at the edges of the leaves. A few creases and stains. The book has been rebound in cardboard, without its original cover.

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“Jewish Laborers and Farmers in Palestine” – Booklet by Eliyahu Sheid, Baron Rothschild’s Chief Supervisor of Colonies in Palestine – Jerusalem, 1897

"Jewish Laborers and Farmers in Palestine" – Booklet by Eliyahu Sheid, Baron Rothschild's Chief Supervisor of Colonies in Palestine – Jerusalem, 1897
Jewish Laborers and Farmers in Palestine, by Eliyahu Sheid. Jerusalem: "Hazvi", [1897].
An address delivered by Eliyahu Sheid at a meeting of The Society for Settlement of Palestine ("Yishuv Eretz Israel" Society) in Paris in 1897; discussing the involvement of Jews, in particular settlers in colonies, in agriculture in Palestine; drying swamps in Hadera; silk enterprises in Rosh Pina; and more.
Eliyahu Sheid (1841-1922), Jewish-French activist and author, served for 13 years as the chief supervisor of the colonies in Palestine on behalf of Baron Rothschild.
20 pp, 16 cm. Good condition. Stains (significant staining to cover). Ink-stamp on first page. Handwritten inscription on page 14. Open tear to corner of back cover. Label on front cover. Bottom part of spine is torn.

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Collection of Receipts and Payment Orders – The Sejera Farm, 1900-1913

Thirteen printed receipts and payment orders of the Sejera farm, with information filled in in handwriting, stamps and signatures. 1900-1913. French.
Most of the receipts are printed on official papers of Sejera, and some of the receipts are from companies that supplied products to the farm. Some are signed by Eliahu Krause, who served as director of the farm on behalf of the Jewish Colonization Association until 1913, and later became the director of the Mikveh Israel Agricultural School. One receipt appears to be signed by the writer Shmuel Pevzner, who was a delegate to the First Zionist Congress (1897), a founder of the Technion, and a founder of the Hadar HaCarmel neighborhood in Haifa. The receipts are mainly for payments, purchases, repairs, and day-to-day expenses: household furnishings, a medicine cabinet, trees, and the like.
The JCA established the farm at Sejera in 1899 as a center for agricultural training. Work on the farm began in 1900, and the agricultural colony of Ilaniya was established on the land of the farm in 1902. David Ben-Gurion was among the farmers in the colony. Among the successes of the Sejera farm’s agricultural project in its early years were the transfer of guard duty for the farm to Jewish hands by the Bar Giora organization, the founding of the HaHoresh Association in order to organize all the workers of the Galilee in the agricultural colonies and the national farms; and the founding of the first farming collective.
13 items. Size and condition vary. Two items are stamped.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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“War and Peace in Palestine” – Commemorative Album of the First Days of Zionism – Pictures and Explanations by Isaac Triwaks – Tel Aviv, 1930

War and Peace in Palestine: A Commemorative Album from the First Days of Zionism to Contemporary Times, by Isaac Triwaks. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv Publishing, 1930. Hebrew, Yiddish, and English.
This book presents the history of Zionism in pictures: prominent figures who helped the Zionist enterprise, men and women pioneers in the agricultural colonies and in the first factories in Palestine, and the people who were killed and wounded in the riots of 1929. With captions and explanations by Triwaks.
162 pp., 163-214 columns, 215-216 pp, 217–278 columns, [1] pp., I–II pp, III–LIV columns. 24 cm. Good condition. An attachment offering a 50-percent discount when buying two additional books about the riots of 1929 is bound between the endpaper and the title page.

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Sefer Meah Shanah – Prominent Figures and First Pioneers – Tel-Aviv, 1938

Sefer Meah Shanah… [One Hundred Years Book, prominent figures and the first pioneers in Palestine over one hundred years and more], edited by Isaac Triwaks and Eliezer Steinman; participated in collection of material: Ya'akov Ya'ari-Poleskin. Tel Aviv: Yitzchak Triwaks, 1938.
Short biographies of early Zionist figures, researchers of Palestine, pioneers in the areas of settlement, book publishing, education, and industry in Palestine, and others, along with account of their activities and citations from their writings. Among the figures: Moses Montefiore, his wife Judith Montefiore and his secretary Eliezer Halevi, Yoel Moshe Salomon, Yehosef Schwartz, Avraham Moshe Lunz, Zeev Herzberg, Nissim Bachar, Karl Netter, Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Kalisher, Israel Back, Yehiel Brill and others.
The book is accompanied by picture plates, photographic plates and facsimile plates.
504 pp + [74] plates, 27.5 cm. Fair condition. Detached binding. Detached gatherings. Small tears and open tears at margins of leaves. Creases. "Sefer Ivri LaChayal" stamp pasted on title page. Stains. Blemishes to binding.

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Report of the Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force under the Command of General Allenby – Cairo, 1919 – 55 Color Maps

A Brief Record of the Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force under the Command of General Sir Edmund H. H. Allenby… July 1917 to October 1918. Cairo: Government Press and Survey of Egypt, 1919. English.
The report describes the progress of the war between the British and the Ottomans over Palestine, between July 1917 and October 1918, under the command of General Allenby. The report presents, among other things, the progress of the fighting, the various high officials, a list of the regiments, deployment of forces and amount of arms and ammunition. Fifty-five color maps depicting the progress of the British forces and the withdrawal of the Ottoman forces from south to north appear at the end of the report: from Gaza and Beersheba via Judea, Samaria, and the Galilee, and the capture of Damascus and northern Syria.
The Egyptian Expeditionary Force was a military formation of the British Empire that camped in Egypt during World War I. It was comprised at first of soldiers of Egyptian, Indian and other backgrounds, but after doubt was cast upon the loyalty of the Muslim troops, the makeup of the troops was changed, and replaced mostly with British and Australian troops, together with soldiers from India, New Zealand andFrance.
[6], 113, [1] pp., 55 leaves (maps) + [1] leaf (plate, photographic portrait of Allenby), 29.5 cm. Good condition. A few stains on the first and last pages. The cover is slightly worn and damaged.

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Railway Map of Palestine & Transjordania – Survey Department of the British Mandate Government in Egypt, 1920s

Railway Map of Palestine & Transjordania. [Egypt]: Survey of Egypt, [ca. early 1920s]. English.
A color map in scale of 1:750,000, published by the Survey Department of the British Mandate Government in Egypt, showing the route of the railway tracks in Palestine, Transjordan, and northern Egypt. The map also contains other features such as roads, the route of the old Ottoman-era railway tracks, biblical sites, and battlefields of World War I.
58.5X51 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Folding marks. Tears along the folding marks. Tape along many of the folding marks (on verso). Notes written in pen on verso.

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Record of Activities of the Pro-Jerusalem Society Summing Up the Years 1918 to 1922 – London, 1921–1924 – Photographs and Maps

Two books, edited by Charles Robert Ashbee, summing up the activities of the Pro-Jerusalem Society and its programs from 1918 to 1922. London, 1921–1924. English.
1. Jerusalem 1918-1920, Being the records of the Pro Jerusalem council during the period of the British military administration. London, 1921.
The book contains 79 photographs, sketches, and maps (plates). Among them: Two folded town planning schemes of Jerusalem, and many photographs of Jerusalem’s Old City.
XV, [1], 87, [1] pp., + plates, 28.5 cm. Good condition. Foxing. A few tears at the edges. Blemishes at the edges of the binding.
2. Jerusalem 1920-1922: Being the records of the Pro Jerusalem council during the first two years of the civil administration. London: 1924.
The book contains 69 photographs, sketches, and maps (plates). Among them: A folded color plan of the interior of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (each color marks an area held by a different Christian denomination), a folded zoning map of Jerusalem, sketches of the Talpiot neighborhood, photographs of the gates of the Old City, and more.
XVI, 109 pp. + plates, 28.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. A small number of folds and tears at the edges of the leaves. A bookplate and a paper sticker on the inside of the front cover. Blemishes to the edges of the binding.
The logo of the Pro-Jerusalem Society – which combines a Star of David, a cross, and a crescent, with the verse "Walk about Sion and go round about the towers thereof…" appears on the bindings of both books.
The Pro-Jerusalem Society, established in 1918 by Sir Ronald Storrs, the first British military governor of Jerusalem, operated in Jerusalem until the end of the British mandate. Its purpose was to develop Jerusalem while preserving its historical sites. Its many projects included the cleaning and restoration of the Tower of David, the renovation and restoration of ceramic tiles of the Dome of the Rock, the construction of public buildings, the preservation of historic structures, and the planting of trees in the city.

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Henry Raczkowski – Survey of the Agriculture in Jaffa District on behalf of the Mandate Government – Maps

Agriculture and Soils of the Jaffa sub-district, by H. E.Z. Raczkowski (Henry Raczkowski). Published by the Department of Agriculture and Forests. [Palestine, 1931?]. English.
A booklet recounting the results of a survey held by Henry Raczkowski (Elchanan Zvi Raziel, son-in-law of Nachum Sokolow) for the Department of Agriculture and Forests of the government of Palestine. The survey examined different kinds of soil and ground-water in two regions in the Jaffa District. The booklet includes a number of tables and three large color maps (folded).
10 pp, [3] maps, 33.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains, creases and folds. Tears at margins of maps and margins of cover. Back cover partly detached.
Enclosed: • Copy of letter to Raczkowski written following his retirement from the Agriculture and Forests Department of the Mandate government. • A letter to Raczkowski, on official stationery of Lawes Agricultural Trust, Rothamsted Experimental Station, with questions about results of the survey. • Three clippings from a hand-colored map of the Gaza region.

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“Devar HaYamim HaEle” – 1929 Riots – Tel-Aviv, 1929

Devar HaYamim HaEle, publisher: Avraham Aharoni. Tel Aviv: Davar press, August 30, 1929.
A paper reviewing the 1929 riots. A list of victims in Hebron, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Safed and the colonies appears on the first page.
Most probably, this is a one-time issue of "Davar" newspaper, printed under the title "Devar HaYamim HaEle" in order to bypass the Mandate administration that temporarily prohibited the distribution of daily papers.
8 pp (folded sheet, uncut), good-fair condition. Folding marks and creases. Stains. Tears and small holes to margins and fold marks.

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“Bloody Riots in Palestine” – Booklet Published by Antifa – Brussels, 1936 / “The Tasks of the League for the Rights of Man” –Tel-Aviv, 1938

1. Les Troubles Sanglants en Palestine 1936 [The Bloody Riots in Palestine 1936]. Brussels: Antifa Palestine, 1936. French.
This booklet deals with the functioning of the Mandate Government during the 1936 riots, Arab nationalism, involvement of the Communist Party in the riots, immigration of Jews to Palestine, and more.
103 pp., 21cm. Good condition. Some stains and creases. Detached cover, with stains. Tears at edge of cover.
2. The Tasks of the League for the Rights of Man. Tel-Aviv: League for the Rights of Man, 1938. Hebrew and English. A bi-lingual booklet, English and Hebrew, about Human rights in Palestine. It includes the regulations of the League, letters from Y. L. Magnes and Arnold Zweig, and essays about emergency regulations and treatment of prisoners.
11, 13 pp., 23 cm. Good condition. Foxing, mostly on back cover (English title page).

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Map of Palestine According to the Peel Commission Partition Plan, 1937

Palestine, The new partition suggested by the Royal Commission. [Tel Aviv]: Dayag press, [ca. 1937]. Hebrew, English and German.
A map showing Palestine according to the recommendations of the Peel Commission. The area marked in red was designated to a Jewish state, the area in white – to an Arab State and the lined area was meant to be under British Mandate supervision. In the area of the Jewish State, the cities Haifa, Acre, Tiberias, Nazareth and Safed are marked in white; these cities were meant to be under provisional British Mandate.
On the back of the map appear advertisements of the companies "Silberstein's,
Orient Transport Co. Ltd.", and "Atara the Best Coffee".
25X35 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks and creases. Numerous stains, mostly on verso. Tears. Worming to lower part of map (with damage to text), reinforced with pasted pieces of paper on the back. Ink-stamp on top right corner.

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Palestine Police, Index of Files

Palestine Police, Index of Files. English and some Hebrew.
A typewritten volume, with handwritten additions, corrections, and completions. Used to locate files that were stored in the police station, it contains information about the Jewish community in Palestine: a list of police stations and prisons, post offices, medical clinics, antiquities, agriculture, municipal services, streets and roads, bridges, public transportation, and more.
[47] leaves, 33.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases. The front endpaper is partially detached. The binding is slightly worn. The spine is torn.

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A Survey of Palestine – Submitted to the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry – Folder with Ten Maps of Palestine

A Survey of Palestine, prepared in December 1945 and January 1946 for the information of the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry. Printed by the Government Printer, [Jerusalem, 1946]. English. Two volumes and a folder with ten maps.
The Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry for Palestine convened in 1946 to solve the problem of Palestine and the problem of Jewish refugees in Europe. The committee was tasked to examine how Jewish immigration to Palestine will influence the country from economic, social and political points of view. For that purpose leaders and public figures from different communities were summoned to the committee to present their stands on the matters of discussion. In addition to the testimonies the committee commissioned the survey presented here, to examine data about the social and political situation in Palestine. The survey includes an extensive documentation of life in Palestine during the final period of the British Mandate. Among the chapters: the Mandate, settlement and the population, illegal immigration, economy and law, community and religions, political parties, trade and industry, communication and social services, agriculture and sanitation and more information.
A folder with ten color maps of Palestine is enclosed, with data about the topography, frontiers, population, climate, rain quantities and forests, roads, lands classification and lands owned by Jews, and more information.
Volume I: VI, 534 pp. Vol. II: V, 535-1145 pp, 23 cm + folder of maps, 28 cm (size of maps varies; the maps are folded). Good condition. Some stains. Minor blemishes. Small tears and open tears at margins of covers. A fewe stains and creases to maps. Stains, tears and blemishes to folder.

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Collection of Items – Maccabi Movement and the Maccabiah Games

11 photographs, certificates and other items – Maccabi and the Maccabiah Games in Palestine. Magdiel, Tel-Aviv and Rehovot, late 1920s through ca. late 1950s.
• Three membership cards of a trainee in the Magdiel chapter of the Maccabi movement: "trainee membership card" from 1929, "trainee membership card" from 1931 and "Maccabi member booklet" from 1934.
• Participant card in the first Maccabiah Games, 1932.
• Five photographs of the Maccabiah Games (three are divided on the back for use as a postcard, and two are titled in the plate: "Maccabiah II 1935").
• Four stamps issued for the third Maccabiah Games. The emblem of the Maccabi movement and the legend "Maccabiade, 1950" are printed on the stamps.
• Invitation card on behalf of "Agudat Maccabi 'Yehuda' – Rehovot" for the opening of the Maccabiah Games in Rehovot.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Stains, folding marks and small tears.

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Pro-Arab British Map of the Middle East and Palestine – With a Note from Etzel

Printed map of the Middle East and Palestine. [ca. 1944].
The Middle East is represented on this map as a great Arab kingdom, with Mosques and Muslim towns and British merchant ships sailing in the sea surrounding it with no trace of a Jewish settlement. A colorful frame surrounds the illustration with four medallions portraying portraits of rulers in the Middle East: Farouk king of Egypt, Abdallah king of Jordan, Ibn Saoud king of Saudi Arabia, Faisal II king of Iraq, and the High Commissioner of Palestine John Vereker.
In the center of the map (where an English-Arab calendar was supposed to be hung), is a note, apparently printed by the Etzel, that reads: "Jews in their homeland! this is how the 'white book' administration foresees the 'Arab Unity' and extermination of Zionism. Tens of thousands of such maps were distributed in the Middle East. Britain plays with fire!! Remember the conspiracy!".
Approx. 50.5X36 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks, creases and light stains (mostly to margins). Small tears to margins. A small hole where folding lines cross. Small worm holes to margins (with minor damage to illustration).

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“Eshnav” – Underground Newspaper of the Haganah -1941-1947 – All Issues

Two bound volumes with all 157 issues of "Eshnav – Likute Yediot / Devarim Beshem Omram" , 1941-1947.
Vol. I: issues 1-84 (starting with issue no. 58 the newspaper was titled "Aleph-Bet"); Vol. II: issues 85-157 (starting with issue no. 100 the newspaper was titled "Eshnav").
Printed in all of the issues: "Internal for members / not for sale"; on the first issue appears the caption "Mifleget Poale Eretz Israel".
The newspaper, published several times per month, reflects in a comprehensive and fascinating manner the history of Palestine between August 1941 and May 1947 from a political point of view, with references to Jews worldwide. Among the headlines: "Addressing the Commissioner regarding the renewal of the Arab Higher Committee", "Weizmann against Partition", "Jewish Refugees in Italy in Horrible State", "How were Illegal Immigrants in Atlit Released from the Camps".
The newspaper ceased to be published when the editor, Eliezer Loewenstein (Livneh) disagreed with the leaders of the Haganah and Mapai. Against the policy of the organization Livneh included in one obituary names of Etzel "Olei Hagardom" victims and Haganah victims, and when the Haganah objected Loewenstein resigned.
Average of 8 pp per issue. Two bound volumes, 25 cm. Good overall condition. Issues 111-112 are not complete. Stains and trimmed margins to some of the issues. Creases. Small tears at margins of some leaves. Blemishes to bindings. Library stickers on bindings.

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“Anachnu Sharim Lach” – Book with Hebrew Songs – Written and Printed in the British Internment Camp in Gilgil, Africa

Anachnu Sharim Lach (We Sing for Uou), gathered and edited by Yehudah Borochov. Published by Jabotinsky Institute in Gilgil internment camp, Kenya, [1948].
Collection of songs, typewritten and mimeographed, printed in the internment camp for Etzel and Lehi exiles in Gilgil, Kenya. The book opens with the "Song of Acre Prisoners" by Ze'ev Jabotinsky (composed while Jabotinsky was imprisoned in Acre) and it includes songs about life in Cyprus internment camps. The collection of songs is dedicated to the memory of Etzel and Lehi fighters who were killed in detention camps in Africa or in Palestine, after their release.
On the title page appears an illustration of a song bird in a cage.
110, [2] leaves, 16X20 cm. Missing front cover. Good-fair condition. Stains. Tears at margins of a number of leaves. Tears (some open) at margins of back cover.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Two Letters from Internment Camps in Cyprus – 1947-1948 / Ticket from the Illegal Immigrant Ship Haganah

Two letters from internment camps in Cyprus. 1947-1948 (German) and a ticket from the illegal immigrant ship Haganah.
1. Letter dated 10.10.1947, sent by a detainee in camp 70 to Mediaș (Romania). An interesting account about the arrival in Haifa port, deportation from Palestine and first impressions from the camp (barracks, bathing, distribution of food and more).
[1] leaf (two written pages), 20.5 cm.
2. A letter dated 12.3.1948, sent by a detainee in camp 69 in Cyprus, to Pardess Hanah. The letter concerns financial and personal matters, and ends with a line in Hebrew: "See you in Palestine!".
[1] leaf folded in half (4 written pages), 23 cm.
The letters are contained in the original envelopes, with camps' stamps, postage stamps and postmarks.
Good condition. Folding marks, stains and some blemishes. Envelopes in good-fair condition, stained. The flap with sender's name is lacking from the envelope of the first letter.
3. Paper card. On one side appears the stamp "S. S. Balboa, Panama" (the name under which the Haganah sailed) and on the other side appear handwritten inscriptions.

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Four Certificates – the Legal Advisor of the Jewish National Fund in Cyprus – Palestine and Cyprus, 1947–1949

Four certificates issued to Toba Lea Rubinstein-Klejf, who worked as a legal advisor for JNF and traveled to Cyprus on its behalf during the British mandate and upon the establishment of the state. Palestine and Cyprus, 1947-1949. Hebrew and English.
1–2. "British Passport, Palestine" issued to Toba Lea Klejf, with a passport photo; entry and exit stamps from Haifa and Cyprus.
A laissez-passer issued by the State of Israel is attached to the passport with a string.
3. Alien Registration Certificate from Cyprus, stamped April 19, 1948.
4. ID card issued by the National Service Census Center from August 4, 1948. The ID card gives Klejf permission to leave Israel on JNF business.
Size and condition vary.

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Collection of Documents – War of Independence, 1947-1949 – Jerusalem

A dozen certificates, documents and other printed items; mostly from Jerusalem, from the last days of the British Mandate and the War of Independence, 1947-1949.
• Curfew Pass issued by the Office of Jewish Supernumerary Police. • Three entrance cards for collection of testimonies by the UNSCOP committee in Jerusalem in 1947. • "The Arab Camp, Summary of News", internal bulletin dated 11.1.1948. • "Kol Yerushalayim", bulletin dated 23.5.1948; published by the publicity department of "Va'adat Yerushalyim" including "News and announcements by the Government of Israel, 'Kol Hamagen Haivri' and 'Kol Yerushalayim'". • Two cards for distribution of "Tnuva" products. stamped "Supply department, distribution to consumers, military governor office". • Two letters from July 1948: letter from "Mishmar HaAm" about use of the ground floor of the Urfalim congregation synagogue in Jerusalem by "Hadassah" hospital; letter from the Urfalim congregation committee in Jerusalem to "Mishmar HaAm". • "About our condition, report submitted to the convention of recruited students – 1 and 2 February 1949…", report issued by the Students Association in Jerusalem. The report deals with financial and administrative problems due to the war and bombardments on the city, handling matters of recruited students or prisoners, and more. • Invitation card to the first Independence Day reception, 1949.
Total of 12 items. Size and condition vary.

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Photograph Album – Palmach Fighter – War of Independence, 1947-1948 – Photographs from Operation “Yoav”, Operation “Dany”, Occupation of Safed and other Battles

Approx. 35 photographs, in an album owned by Binyamin (Rusko) Feinguss (Eshet), fighter in the Third Battalion of Palmach, in the Independence War. Jerusalem, Safed, the Negev, Beit Shean and other places in Israel, 1947-1948 (one photograph from Poland, 1946).
The photographs document the battalion's members during battles, training and times of rest and recreation; most are titled on the back by hand: "visit to besieged Jerusalem for a package of cigarette"; "IDF Oath Day"; "Following the Occupation of Safed"; "View of Latroun Battles"; "On the way to Operation "Yoav"; "Shooting the Withdrawing Egyptians"; "My Admired Commander Dubi Klein"; "Palmach spirit in Wadi Dorot"; "Our Air Force Patrol around us"; "Prior to leaving for Lod"; and more.
Dates and names of photographed appear on the back of some of the photographs (written by hand). One photograph is stamped on the back: "Photo Studio 'Yona', Rishon LeZion".
Enclosed: Three documents from Feinguss's service during the war (printed and filled-in by hand), with ink-stamp of the Third Battalion of Palmach; "Kiryat Ali, the Third Battalion" (Hebrew), and identity card with his photograph and signature; "Vacation Certificate" dated 26.6.1948; Transit Order dated 12.1.1949.
On inside front cover – a pin of the "Gideon" Battalion – "Golani" Brigade.
Most photographs: approx. 8.5X6 cm (some are smaller). Good overall condition. Stains and blemishes (mostly minor). Arranged in an album of approx. 30 cm, with blemishes, tears (mostly to margins and spine), and adhesive tape strip on the front.

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The Fall of Mishmar HaYarden – Four Letters from Members of the Moshava to the Farmers’ Association, Requesting Assistance – February-August 1948

Four letters from members of the moshava Mishmar HaYarden. February-August, 1948.
1-3. Three handwritten letters from Elad Segal, secretary of Mishmar HaYarden’s committee, to Mr. H. [Haim] Ariav, director-general of the Farmers’ Association, February 15, 1948–June 1, 1948.
These three letters, which were written before the Syrians captured Mishmar HaYarden, describe, in a most touching manner, the difficult situation and hardship that the community is suffering due to severe attacks by the Syrian army and Arab gangs. The community’s committee requests assistance, pleading for financial and material aid, together with additional personnel from the Farmers’ Association. The letters describe the difficult financial situation that the community faces, as well as the severe shortage of equipment and weapons. The committee also asks for help in evacuating the women and children, who will become a burden in the defense against the attacks.
In the third letter, dated June 1, 1948, several days before the final capture of Mishmar HaYarden by the Syrian army, as it faced relentless aerial and artillery attacks, the members of the settlement accuse the defense institutions of treating them with indifference, and conclude with a plea for assistance and that they not be left to their fate.
4. A handwritten letter from Beruria Lobovsky to Mr. Ariav, secretary-general of the Farmers’ Association, August 18, 1948.
In the letter, which was written after the fall of Mishmar Hayarden to the Syrians on June 10, 1948, Beruria Lobovsky, one of the settlement’s founders, asks Mr. Ariav to help her obtain financial compensation for the property she lost, and tells him about her son, who was wounded and taken prisoner by the Syrians.
Size and condition vary. Filing holes in the margins of all the letters. Minor blemishes.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Miniature Illustrated Psalms Book – Tel-Aviv, 1949 – Gift to Soldiers of the Religious Company in Kiryati Brigade in Posts Opposite Gush Etzion

Psalms, illustrations by Shlomo Cohen [Abarbanel]. Tel-Aviv: Sinai, [1948].
A miniature Tehilim (Psalms) book, with illustrations by Shlomo Cohen-Abarbanel (1921-1981), Israeli illustrator and intelligence agent who served as deputy to the head of the Mossad.
On the front endpaper appear the ink-stamp "Brigade 4, religious service unit" and a handwritten dedication to soldiers of the "Religious Company in posts opposite Gush Etzion, 20 Tevet 5709".
"The Religious Service" was the first entity founded by IDF to supply the religious needs of soldiers in the army. This book was given to the soldiers in the religious company of Brigade 4 (Kiryati) who were stationed in posts in the Jerusalem mountains.
[2], 161 pp, 6 cm. Good condition. Some stains, mostly to first and last leaves. Ownership inscriptions on front endpapers. Loose and torn spine.

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“The Negev Brigade in Battle” – The War of Independence – Israel, 1949 – Inscription from the Brigade’s Commanding Officer

The Negev Brigade in Battle. Tel Aviv: Ma’arakhot, [1949].
A book about the work of the Negev Brigade in the War of Independence. Includes excerpts from accounts of combat soldiers and selected prose and poetry excerpts by writers such as Nathan Shaham, Mati Meged, Ayin Hillel, Moshe Shamir, and Nathan Alterman. The book contains photographs and sketches by Boris Carmi, M. Perlson [Micha Peri], and others.
At the beginning of the book is a folded plate containing a map of the Negev and sketches of battles.
On the first is an inscription from Nahum Sarig, the brigade commander, to the family of Palmah soldier Moshe Kleinman, who was killed at Bir Asluj: "To the family of Moshe Kleinman, who fell in battle for the defense of the Negev and its capture, in the name of his fellow combat soldiers from the Negev Brigade, the brigade commander."
6, [2], 232 pp., 23 cm. Good condition. Stains. One gathering is loose. Cardboard binding with a torn spine, repaired with acid-free tape. Blemishes to the edges of the binding.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Speech of the Commanding Officer of the Irgun Zva’i Leumi – Issue of the Herut Newspaper, 6 Iyar 5708 (May 15, 1948)

Single leaf, issue 97 of the Herut newspaper, Saturday evening, 6 Iyar 5708 (May 15, 1948) - Transcript of a speech by Menachem Begin upon the establishment of the State of Israel.
The topics addressed in the speech, which was broadcast on the same day - May 15, 1948 - on the Irgun Zva’i Leumi’s radio station, Kol Zion ha-Lohemet (The Voice of Fighting Zion), are the victory in the War of Independence after the Holocaust, the difficulties in struggle, the need for a strong and well-trained army, necessary foreign policy with the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., and the return to Zion, among other topics.
49.5X35 cm. Good-fair condition. A small number of stains. Fold marks. A tear in the center along the fold line. Tears and open tears at the edges of the leaf.

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Printed Leaflet in Honor of the Establishment of the State of Israel, with the Lyrics of “Hatikva” – Buenos Aires, 1948

A printed leaf, commemorating the establishment of the State of Israel, by Naum Birenzweig. [Buenos Aires, ca. May 1948].
A leaf printed on both sides. On one side appear verses about Jerusalem, return to Zion and the Gathering of Israel, ending with: "Eternal commemoration of the State of Israel establishment, Iyar 5, 1948". "Hatikva" is printed on the other side of the leaf, in a version which includes the second stanza and the ninth stanza from Naftali Hertz Imber's poem "Tikvatenu". The song was printed in Hebrew and in transliteration to Latin script.
[1] leaf, 15 cm. Good condition. Stains. Minor creases at margins.

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The Provisional State Council and the People’s Council – All Protocol Booklets, 1948–1949

Two volumes of protocols of the discussions in the meetings of the People’s Council and the Provisional State Council. Tel Aviv: The Government Printer, Ha-defus he-hadash, 1948-1949.
All the protocol booklets, documenting the proceedings of four meetings of the People’s Council and forty meetings of the Provisional State Council (May 1948–February 1949).
The protocols contain abundant legislation and a great deal of debate about the newly-created state, together with decisions and discussions on urgent emergency matters. Among the subjects discussed: the Law and Administration Ordinance, 1948 (the first law drafted in the State of Israel), Emergency Regulations, much discussion on the issue of the Altalena, the State of Israel Emblem Ordinance, the Constituent Assembly Ordinance, and more. The provisional councils, which existed from May 1948 to February 1949, served as a transitional link between the Mandatory government and the Israeli Knesset.
Two volumes, ca. 23.5 cm. Overall good condition. Some leaves are loose. The bindings are somewhat worn, with stains.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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“The Jewish State” – Supplement to Yedioth Ahronoth – The First Session of the Knesset in Jerusalem – February 14, 1949

"The Jewish State," a supplement to the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, to mark the occasion of the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly, which took place in the National Institutions House in Jerusalem on 15 Shevat 5709 (February 14, 1949).
The supplement contains an illustration of Herzl addressing the First Zionist Congress, a photograph of David Ben-Gurion announcing the establishment of the state, and excerpts from Herzl’s book "The Jewish State."
[4] pp. (leaf printed on both sides), 58 cm. Good-fair condition. Fold marks. Tears at the edges and on the fold lines, most of them restored with acid-free tape (some with minor damage to the text). A small number of stains.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Collection of Documents – The question of Who is a Jew – State of Israel – Jerusalem, 1958

A dozen documents, recording the governmental discussions to define Jews according to the State of Israel laws. Jerusalem, 1958 (one document from 1960).
The question of "Who is a Jew" was first raised in 1958, when the Minister of Interior at the time, Israel Bar Yehudah decided to register as a Jew every person who declares "in good faith" that he is a Jew. These instructions aroused fierce opposition on the part of the religious public, led to the withdrawal of the Mafdal party from the government, to an upheaval and, finally, to a change in this definition.
Offered here are mimeographed typewritten documents recording the various disputes, discussions and decisions. Among them: a booklet prepared by the Interior Minister for the Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, with a summary of the history of religion and nationality registrations in the State of Israel (classified, by hand, on the top margin of the first page "Internal - not for publication"); a guide for the Ministry of Interior, Wing for Immigration and Registration, with instructions to register as Jews those who declare "in good faith" that they are Jewish; a letter of opposition to the definition which appears in said booklet, on behalf of Minister of Religions Haim Moshe Shapira; additional letter of opposition on behalf of Deputy Minister of Religions, Zerach Warhaftig; letter of resignation from the government by Haim Moshe Shapira, following the new instructions for registration of Jews; a letter from 1960 by David Ben Gurion to Haim Moshe Shapira, with the principals of the coalitional agreement to return the Mafdal party to the government, with an obligation to cancel the previous instructions for registration of Jews; and more.
Handwritten inscriptions on a number of pages.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Minor blemishes and filing holes to some documents.

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The Lavon Affair – Legal Report by Yitzchak Zamir, 1965

A legal report concerning the Lavon Affair by Dr. Yitzchak Zamir, lawyer, February 10, 1965. Hebrew and some English.
In 1960 the Knesset appointed a committee of seven ministers ("Committee of Seven") to investigate the Lavon Affair. The committee acquitted Pinchas Lavon, arousing furious reactions from the political system, mainly for the doubtful authority of a ministerial committee to acquit another minister.
This report (a mimeographed typewritten booklet), was commissioned by Pinchas Rosen (a member of the Committee of Seven), in order to push back the extreme criticisms, and it includes a detailed discussion concerning the committee members, its authority, protocol of discussions, the suspicion of biased decisions and other topics.
Dozens of handwritten comments appear on the margins of leaves, some in pencil and some in ink (comments might have been written by more than one person), with reference to the different claims in this report: "what about Cheshin's opinion?", "Bravo!", "something does not make sense here!" , and other comments.
[1], 2, [1], 67 pp, approx. 27.5 cm. Good condition. Minor blemishes.

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Address by IDF Chief Rabbi and “Order of Prayer” Booklet – Liberation of Jerusalem, 1967-1968

Leaf with an address by IDF Chief Rabbi and the booklet "Prayer order for day of thanksgiving". Israel, 1967-1968.
1. Address by IDF Chief Rabbi Major General Rabbi Shlomo Goren – Liberation of the Old City of Jerusalem, the Western Wall and the Temple Mount from the Enemy's Legions. 28 Iyar 5727 (June 7, 1967).
A greeting from IDF Chief Rabbi "to soldiers of Israel, loved by the people, decorated with heroism and victory", for the liberation of Jerusalem.
16.5X23.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains and creases. Filing holes. Small tears to margins of filing holes.
2. Order of prayer for day of thanksgiving, Iyar 28, 5728. Published by the Jerusalem religious council, 1968.
Order of prayer for the first anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem, with passages of prayers, memorial for the war's victims, chapters of Psalms and more.
4 pp (leaf folded in half), 22 cm. Good condition. Folding mark. Stains.

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Collection of Political Publications – 1939–1949

Collection of political publications from the era of the Yishuv in Palestine about underground movements, Hebrew labor, the partition of the land, and other topics. Palestine, 1934–1949. Hebrew and German.
1. We, the bourgeois Zionists, and Hebrew labor, by Avraham Sharon (Schwadron). Printout from Haaretz, Nissan 5694 [April 1934].
2. A Jewish State. Jerusalem: HaSefer, 5698 [1938]. Booklet containing a poem by Tchernichovsky ("And the cities shall return to their borders…") and a selection of essays against the partition plan.
3. Nationaler Nachrichtendienst [The National Intelligence Service], two issues of a bulletin in German issued by the Etzel. July–August 1938.
4. The Theory of Cruel Zionism, by Avraham Sharon (Schwadron). Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 5704 [1944].
5–6. Chauvinistic Notes on the Matter of the Arabs, by Avraham Sharon (Schwadron). Tel Aviv, 5709 [1949]. Two copies, one containing a handwritten dedication.
7. Lehi 1948, by B. Lubotsky (Benjamin Eliav), 1949. Booklet against Lehi’s policy during the War of Independence.
8–9. Who Collaborated? By Y. Shurati. Oz Publishing, [1949]. Booklet containing numerous assertions of collaborations between the dissenting organizations and the British. Two copies.
10. Ba-ofek: Be’ayot u-demuyot [On the horizon: Problems and characters], edited by Dr. Yaakov Harozen. Jerusalem: Harav Hershkovitz, 5709 [1949]. With a handwritten dedication by the author.
Size and condition vary. The booklets were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Collection of Publications – Left Wing Organizations and Communist Movements in Palestine – The First Half of the 20th Century

Six booklets and a broadside issued by communist parties, left wing organizations, and pacifist movements. Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, late 1920s through late 1940s (one booklet from 1985). Hebrew (one item in Yiddish).
• "Der Kampf", a booklet on behalf of the Socialist party of workers in Palestine "Poale Zion", Tel-Aviv, 1929. Yiddish. The booklet is about the socialist struggle in the Yishuv and in the Zionist Organization. • "Bamifne, collection of articles", Jerusalem: Marx-Engels, [1932]. Includes an essays by Leon Trotzky, "Marxism and the World War". • "Kol Hamazpun", a one-time publication, Tel Aviv: Achdut press, May 1934. Anthology of essays and passages in favor of vegetarianism and pacifism, by A.D. Gordon, L. N. Tolstoy, and more. • "At a time of emergency, anthology for problems of the Zionist policy and the Jewish-Arab cooperation", published by the league for Jewish-Arab cooperation, Jerusalem, 1940. Essays about the Jewish-Arab conflict, among them a call for peace and for economic and social cooperation between the nations. • "News and impressions (the reaction of the Arab public to the situation)". Jerusalem: The League for Jewish-Arab cooperation, 1946. • "Internal" bulletin with a survey of the attitude of the Arab public towards different matters: bombardment of King David Hotel by Etzel, British operations against the Jewish Yishuv, deportation of refugees, and more. • "Murder", a broadside issued by "'Thy Shall not Murder' League", condemning the murder of the policewoman Kadia Mizrahi and the boy Michael Shnel, attributed to the Etzel organization. Jerusalem: Achva press, [ca. 1947]. • "Ken Yedidut", Tel Aviv, 1985. Anthology of essays and passages supporting friendship with the Soviet Union.
Total of seven items. Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. The items were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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