Autograph letter signed and letter signed to the Committee of the Jews of the City of Jerusalem, in Hebrew. Jerusalem. Altogether (1+1 =) 2 pp. 4to and 8vo.
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Rare testimony of the first Jewish-Arab dispute over the Western Wall in 1920, the letter signed by A. L. Yehudah of the Hebrew Palestine Exploration Fund requests additional security at the Wall to prevent the Arabs from continuing their repair works following a government decree. The Jews, while agreeing that the works were necessary, appealed to the British that they be made under supervision of the newly formed Department of Antiquities, because the Wall was an ancient relic. On headed stationery (17 May 1920).