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Superb letter signed by Eleanor Roosevelt where she vigorously defends the actions of Israel during the 1956 Suez Crisis, despite the risk of Soviet involvement on the side of Egypt. Dated 8 March 1957 upon her personal letterhead reading ''Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt'', the First Lady responds pointedly to an individual who took issue with her newspaper column, ''My Day'', in defense of Israel. She responds to him, ''...If you follow step by step in the UN and understand the difficulties, you will realize that Israel was not an aggressor. The Charter of the UN allows self defense and Israel's case was purely one of self defense. / I do not agree with you about the establishment of the state of Israel. The Israelis have a right to their land and I think it is nonsense to suppose that they plan to plunge us into a war. They want peace as much, if not more, than other nations. / We lead in the United Nations, so it would not be a case of our falling for any plot...[signed] Eleanor Roosevelt''. Two page letter on two sheets measures 6'' x 7'', accompanied by Roosevelt's personal mailing envelope that has her stamped signature. Some toning, and separation starting along folds, overall in very good condition. With PSA/DNA COA. An exceptional letter, with rare content by the First Lady showing her commitment and refusal to equivocate on the state of Israel.
Eleanor Roosevelt Letter Signed Where She Vigorously Defends Israel's Right of Self Defense: ''...Israel was not an aggressor...The Israelis have a right to their land...'' -- With PSA/DNA COAEleanor Roosevelt Letter Signed Where She Vigorously Defends Israel's Right of Self Defense: ''...Israel was not an aggressor...The Israelis have a right to their land...'' -- With PSA/DNA COAEleanor Roosevelt Letter Signed Where She Vigorously Defends Israel's Right of Self Defense: ''...Israel was not an aggressor...The Israelis have a right to their land...'' -- With PSA/DNA COAEleanor Roosevelt Letter Signed Where She Vigorously Defends Israel's Right of Self Defense: ''...Israel was not an aggressor...The Israelis have a right to their land...'' -- With PSA/DNA COA
Eleanor Roosevelt Letter Signed Where She Vigorously Defends Israel's Right of Self Defense: ''...Israel was not an aggressor...The Israelis have a right to their land...'' -- With PSA/DNA COA
Eleanor Roosevelt Letter Signed Where She Vigorously Defends Israel's Right of Self Defense: ''...Israel was not an aggressor...The Israelis have a right to their land...'' -- With PSA/DNA COA
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