'The Jewish People Reached Their Peak:' Ben-Gurion’s Postcard Day After Israel's Founding

Writing to his lifelong friend, Shlomo Lavi, Israel's first prime minister describes the malaria swamps he found upon arrival: 'Although our sons are fighting on the frontlines, our heart is happy at the sight of great progress'

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When we immigrated to the country, you as Levkovich and I as Grun, with a labor flag in our hands, we found malaria, swamps and corruption in the Ottoman regime. Now, although the roar of the artillery has...