David Ben-Gurion

David Ben-Gurion's Notification by British Authorities to Surrender His Identity Card and Aliens' Registration Certificate

David Ben-Gurion's Notification by British Authorities to Surrender His Identity Card and Aliens' Registration Certificate 

Historic printed document, one page, 4½" x 7", September 4, 1945, imprinted Ministry of Food National Registration", London, England, accomplished by hand "To David Ben-Gurion, 76 Chatsworth Road". Fine condition.

The text reads: "Referring to your recent notification of removal to this area I am directed by the Registrar General to request you to forward your identity card and Aliens' Registration Certificate to this Office in the enclosed registered envelope for inspection. This letter will cover you against any demand for the production of these documents during the time they are not in your possession"
Ben-Gurion encouraged Jews to join the British military at the same time he helped orchestrate the illegal immigration of thousands of European Jewish refugees to Palestine at a time when the British sought to bar new Jewish immigration. He is also considered the architect of both the Federation of Jewish Labor, the Histadrut which created a Jewish state within the British state and the Haganah, the paramilitary force of the Labor Zionist movement that facilitated underground immigration, defended kibbutzim and other Jewish settlements against attack and provided the backbone of the future Israeli Defense Forces. Both of these developments put pressure on the British to either grant the Jews a state in Palestine or quit the League of Nations Mandate - they did the latter in 1947 on the heels of a United Nations resolution partitioning the territory between the Jews and Arabs. A unique document worthy of further research. 
WE PROVIDE IN-HOUSE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE.


Item: 39532

Price: $4,250.00
Qty
David Ben-GurionDavid Ben-Gurion
David Ben-Gurion
Click above for larger image.