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Jun 4, 2019 (Your local time)
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LOT 44:

"For the Arrival of U. Z. Greenberg" – Broadside against the "Strongmen Alliance" – Arlosoroff's Murder

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"For the Arrival of U.Z. Greenberg", a printed broadside. No printer, date, or place. [Palestine, ca. 1934].
The broadside presents passages from letters by Uri Zvi Greenberg to the couple Miriam and Yehoshua Heschel Yeivin, containing sharp criticizm of Chaim Arlosoroff, Menachem Ussishkin and others: "Yeivin, you must blow up the matter! Write a profound headline 'What and on whose behalf did Arlosoroff speak with Abbas Helmy'. Write: 'You Jews are being deceived and will have to face the established facts'. Ussishkin too due to his objection to a separate municipality is dangerous… Ussishkin is stupid and is dangerous in his sympathetic stupidity […] and you think that only one death sentence will be enough for the Sanballats? They deserve being torn to pieces and fed to the mice" (The title "Sanballat" was often used by U.Z. Greenberg to describe his political enemies).
At the beginning of the broadside it is noted that the letters were read to Judge Bodilly during the trial of Arlosoroff's murder.
Yehoshua Heschel Yeivin, to whom the letters cited by the broadside were sent, was one of the spiritual leaders of the Revisionist Movement and the partner of Uri Zvi Greenberg in establishing "Brit HaBiryonim" (The Strongmen Alliance). The broadside before us was printed at a time when the Jewish public of Palestine was still torn regarding the question of whether Arlosoroff's murder was a political one that was committed under the influence of the incitement of "Brit HaBiryonim"; and attempted, presumably, to prove the guilt of "Brit HaBiryonim".
[1] leaf, 33x22cm. Good-fair condition. Fold lines and creases. Tears to edges, some of them open (affecting text), some of them reinforced by acid-free tape. Tiny holes.
Provenance: The Rimon Family Collection.

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