David Ben-Gurion Diplomatic Passport

David Ben-Gurion Diplomatic Passport 1951

was sold on 13. Oct 2013. I spoke to Dov Hazan from Tiroche Auction House in Israel, and he told me that the document was also offered by them back in 1999 and sold for $15.000. Today, 14 years later, the same buyer was offering the same passport, which closed for a final of $35.000, including a premium. Congratulation to the seller and buyer. David Ben-Gurion Passport

David Ben-Gurion Passport

Ben-Gurion (16 October 1886 – 1 December 1973) was the principal founder and the first Prime Minister of Israel. In 1954, he resigned and served as Minister of Defense before returning to office in 1955. Under his leadership, Israel responded aggressively to Arab guerrilla attacks and, in 1956, invaded Egypt along with British and French forces after Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal. He stepped down from office in 1963 and retired from political life in 1970.

He then moved to Sde Boker, a kibbutz in the Negev desert, where he lived until death. Posthumously, Ben-Gurion was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Important People of the 20th century. In 1970 Ben-Gurion retired from the Knesset and from all political activity, devoting himself to writing his memoirs in Sde-Boqer, a kibbutz in the Negev. He published several books, primarily collections of speeches and essays. Throughout most of his life, he had also engaged in research into the history of the Jewish community in Palestine and the study of the Bible.  David Ben-Gurion Passport