Golda Meir Stresses the Need to Settle New Immigrants
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Golda Meyerson (she would change her name to Meir in 1956), promotes the idea of Mapam (the Marxist United Workers’ Party) joining Sharett’s Mapai (Workers’ Party) government. Hazan, the recipient, was one of Mapam’s co-founders. GOLDA MEIR.
Typed Letter Signed “Golda Meyerson”
as Minister of Labour, to Yaakov Hazan. Jerusalem, October 23, 1954. 1 p., 6 x 8 in. In Hebrew on Ministry of Labour letterhead.
“It is of highest importance that Mapam join the Government headed by [Moshe] Sharett. As I see it, the magnitude of this moment must overcome all the differences of opinion between us. It is incumbent upon Mapam to take part in and contribute to the settling of the new immigrants who have just arrived, according to the same philosophy which inspired us in Merhavia and Mishmar Ha-Emek in the 1920’s, and which will motivate the cooperation between us in the 1950’s. As a result, you will never be able to forgive yourselves for standing idly by in the face of the obvious challenges.”