DAVID; KAPLAN, ELIEZER.
Typed Letter Signed
KAPLAN ON THE HEBREW LABOR MOVEMENT
Typed letter, in Hebrew,
signed by David Ben-Gurion and Eliezer Kaplan. One page, 9.5" x 11.5",
Tel Aviv, December 30, 1929, written to "Dr. A[rthur] Ruppin", a
sociologist, Zionist thinker, and one of the founders of Tel Aviv.
Translation of the Hebrew text:
"Dear Friend! In these
serious times for our endeavors, we are carrying out the unification of
the forces of the Hebrew labor movement in Aretz [Eretz, Israel]. We are
sure that the day of unification-will also be a great day for you, dear
Dr. Ruppin, as the best of your efforts and hopes have been tied these
many years with those of the Hebrew worker, who is conquering and
building and creating the working Nation in Eretz Israel, and its new
society and its culture. Your being with us and among us during the
convention will bring joy to all our members. With many blessings, the
Joint Secretariat, D. Ben Gurion, E. Kaplan".
In 1930, the United Labor
Party and Young Workers Party consolidated and formed Mapai, which
became the strongest political party in Israeli politics until the 1960s
and was led by David Ben-Gurion. In 1948 Ben-Gurion of course become the
first Prime Minister of Israel while Eliezer Kaplan was appointed
Minister of Finance. Usual mail folds, otherwise near fine condition. An
early letter with good content uniting three (Ben-Gurion, Kaplan, Ruppin)
important figures in the foundation of Israel. $3000.