David Ben-Gurion on the Pioneer Generations and the Need for U.S. Immigration

July 19, 1967

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David Ben-Gurion on the Pioneer Generations and the Need for U.S. Immigration
Autograph Letter Signed
1 page | SMC 769

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      Israel was built by three generations of pioneers, Ben-Gurion says – but that is only a beginning. What is needed is a large immigration from free countries, most notably the United States. When, he asks, is his correspondent coming?


      Autograph Letter Signed (“D. Ben-Gurion”), in English, 1 page, octavo, Tel Aviv, July 19, 1967. To Ruth Glath in Los Angeles. With typed transmittal envelope.
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      Tel-Aviv, 19.7.67

      Dear Ruth Glath

      I am most grateful for your letter about Fanny.  The little David didn't build the Country.  Our country was built by three generations of pioneers, and it is not yet finished - it is only a beginning.  We must get a large immigration from the free countries, mainly from the United States, to take part in its building - it will take at least another generation or more.

      When are you coming to Israel?

      Sincerely yours

      D. BEN-GURION

      347 No. Kilkea Dr.
      Los Angeles, California 90048

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      BY AIR MAIL

      Mrs. Ruth Glath,
      347 No. Kilked [sic] Dr.,
      Los Angeles, Calif. 90048,
      USA