DescriptionDavid Ben-Gurion Typed Letter Signed as defense minister on State of Israel letterhead. One page, 6" x 8", March 24, 1955, Tel-Aviv, in Hebrew to newspaper editor "G. Shoken" concerning the celebration of "the second 'Allyah'" in Petach Tikva. Toned with two file holes along the right margin.
Shortly after assuming the office of defense minister of Israel, Ben-Gurion sends this fiery letter to editor Shoken: "Dear Editor/ In your newspaper you raised a discussion regarding the exact date on which, to your opinion, the anniversary of the second 'Allyah' should be celebrated in Petach-Tikva. In my opinion, it is not the serial order that matters but the attention the pioneers which is the essence of the celebration. Your reporter who has not even bothered to thank those pioneers . . . instead . . . supplied a 'sensation' to his readers."
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