Drafts of Israel’s Declaration of Independence Cannot Be Auctioned, Top Court Rules

The drafts were written by Jerusalem lawyer Mordechai Beham in 1948 and put up for auction by his sons - starting at a quarter million dollars. Court says they're state property

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The auction of drafts of Israel s Declaration of Independence that had been held in private hands was blocked on Monday by the Supreme Court, which ruled the papers should be handed over to the national...