Moshe Dayan: "to the world, a fighting symbol of the new state of Israel"
Moshe Dayan (1915-1981) Typed Letter Signed, "Moshe Dayan", 6.5 x 18.25, Jerusalem, March 7, 1963/Adar 5723, on printed letterhead of the Israeli Minister of Agriculture, to H. Yossef Amiad. In Hebrew with translation. In part: "Upon completion of your work as Director of the Joint Planning Center, please allow me to express on my behalf and on behalf of the entire agricultural public, our full appreciation of your fruitful work in agricultural planning in Israel for decades. Of course, within the few lines of this letter, it is impossible to ascertain the importance of your work, and I will therefore only conclude with a wish - which is inherent to all work in the field of agriculture - that you will continue to give from your strength for many years and continue with agricultural planning task in Israel...." In fine condition, with the usual mailing folds.
Moshe Dayan was an Israeli military leader and politician. As commander of the Jerusalem front in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces during the 1956 Suez Crisis, but mainly as Defense Minister during the Six-Day War in 1967, he became to the world a fighting symbol of the new state of Israel. As Foreign Minister (1977-1979) under Menachem Begin, he was instrumental in negotiating the Camp David Accords, the historic 1978 peace agreement with Egypt.