PRIME MINISTER DAVID BEN-GURION (ISRAEL) - PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT SIGNED - HFSID 88397
Sale Price $510.00
Signature of Israel's first Prime Minister on the mount of a 4x6 color photo
Photograph Mount signed: "D. Ben-Gurion". Color, 6¼x9¼ overall, image 4¼x5¾ (two surfaces). David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973), who became known as "The Father of Israel", became captivated with Zionism during his youth in Poland. Born David Gruen, he adopted the ancient Hebrew name Ben-Gurion in 1906 at age 20, when he immigrated to Palestine. Ben-Gurion, who proclaimed Israel's independence on May 14, 1948, was its first leader as Chairman of the Provisional State Council (May 14-May 17, 1948). On May 17, he became Israel's first Prime Minister (1948-1953) and Chaim Weizmann became President. Ben-Gurion devoted his life to establishing a Jewish nation, and encouraged the return of Jewish people from throughout the world. After serving again as Prime Minister from 1955-1963, Ben-Gurion devoted himself to writing. He published Israel: The Years of Challenge (1963) and The Jews in Their Land (1966). "Time" magazine called him "part Washington, part Moses...the architect of a new nation". Paperclip impression at upper right blank corner. Fine condition.
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