SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH OF ISRAEL’S FIFTH PRESIDENT, YITZHAK NAVON
NAVON, Yitzhak. Photograph signed. No place, circa 1980. Original black-and-white photograph measuring 5 by 7 inches, printed on verso. $450.
Original black-and-white photograph of Israel’s fifth president, Yitzhak Navon, signed by him in Hebrew.
Yitzhak Navon, the first Sephardic president of Israel (1978-83), revised the ceremonial image of the office “by becoming a somewhat activist President… [who] stepped in to adopt a moral tone at crucial moments” and introduced a more political aspect to the role (New York Times). Inscribed in Hebrew, in blue ink, on the upper right corner. With printed name below image; caption by Israeli Consulate printed on verso. From the collection of renowned scholar, writer and diplomat, Jacob Baal-Teshuva.