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Lot #    18493
Auction End Date    7/10/2007 11:23:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter with Jerusalem signatories
Author    [Mandelbaum Gate]
City    Jerusalem
Publication Date    c. 1930
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 274:214 mm., ink on paper, typed letter, signed ion ink.
          
Detailed
Description
   Among the signatories is Simhah Mandelbaum, namesake of the "Mandelbaum Gate." Immediately after the cessation of hostilities in 1950 the only border-crossing point between Israel and Jordan was opened to the United Nations in Jerusalem off the historic road leading from Damascus Gate to Nabi Samwil (and the Coastal Plain). The one Arab Legion gain in the War of Independance was the capture of a building belonging to Mr. Mandelbaum. This became the celebrated Mandelbaum Gate (Mr. Mandelbaum's building was demolished), the crossing point between Jordan and Israel during the period from the armistice to the Six-Day War. In time the "Mandelbaum Gate" became the official crossing point for tourists, with passport-control and customs offices.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica