David Ben-Gurion

Handwritten draft of a speech by David Ben-Gurion ~ " In the battle for Hebrew work, Jewish security and self-defense, woman's equality, working settlements for the gathering of the Diaspora and the absorption of newcomers and finally for the foundation of a state battling those who wanted a dual nation state"

Autograph Document by David Ben-Gurion, unsigned, in Hebrew, three separate pages, 6.5" x 8.5", on blank lightweight paper, apparently notes in preparation for a written article or speech. Minor handling marks expected, otherwise near fine.

 In part: "For the first time the big party in Israel is gone and in its place came the MAARACH which calls itself 'Plan (literal meaning of MAARACH) for the unity of the workers of Israel' The name is misleading since even the two parties which formed the MAARACH together did not unite, they exist as 2 separate parties, but rigged a coalition that turned the democracy upside-down and put the minority to rule the majority both in the HISTADRUT [workers' union] and in the Knesset [Israeli Parliament]... .Every party is free to vote as it pleases on the question of the election regime, only the majority party cannot vote as it has done all of the past years. [?] is a cult and always was a cult, breaking off of Mapai and rejoining it, breaking off, finally feeling there is no longer a place under the sun for them and founded the MAARACH . The friends that remain loyal to the national interest the need and historic destiny of the people - to be a nation those are RAFI. One may ask what our program is? Our program is etched on the boards of our history since the Jewish people wished for a state established it and the state grew. We were partners and initiators in all the changes that occurred in Israel since the second ALIYA (immigration). In the battle for Hebrew work, Jewish security and self-defense, woman's equality, working settlements for the gathering of the Diaspora and the absorption of newcomers and finally for the foundation of a state battling those who wanted a dual nation state... For the foundation of a uniform military opposing the resigning members from the left and right. For a uniform national education to all the peoples children. That is a need to ensure independent economics without which the state may be fiction. That is the need of our security - a strong IDF with international recognition. And if we are only few, we are make up with our quality. A moral and cultural quality constantly rising by the education of the younger generations. A progressive democracy merging different ethnicities and designing a character of a pioneer state, creating and being an representative to the Jewish world and other nations. The immigration from impoverished countries is diminishing only in its superior quality will this state have any pulling power to Jews in flourishing countries. A review of an American scientist (1965) "The top countries in Europe: Britain, Israel. The area population and economic status of a nation has little influence on the scientific quality of that nation. The science in Israel a new state with a population of 2 million and economic problems still waiting to be solved, is of top quality and more developed than any country in Europe with the exception maybe of Britain and Sweden. Israel adopted the best of the western scientific traditions, scientific abilities, self criticism and awarding excellence. In recent years things are going downhill, signs of democracy, separation of the branches - the legislative and Executive on one side and the judiciary on the other. In 1960 came a big obstacle the majority in the government... [?] the committee of seven and the branch separation? Why was it made? Only in December 1964 he came to know the reason the committee managed its work without notice of reservations inferred by "the rules of natural justice" "the committee's factual findings may not have stood ground if they were brought under the burning [?] of the Israeli legislative spirit" That is an offense to justice and to the truth. It is a blow to the states international stature and it is a blow to national security since our security depends on the IDF's reputation. RAFI was founded to guard that quality and we have faith in the voters common sense... "


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