"BUT JERUSALEM IS NOT ONLY THE CAPITAL OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL, IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SYMBOL OF JEWISH HISTORY—A HISTORY FULL OF SUFFERING AND FAILURES, BUT, IN ITS ESSENCE, THE HISTORY OF THE VICTORY OF THE SPIRIT AND THE FAITH OVER THE PHYSICAL FORCE TRYING TO DESTROY IT"
DAYAN, Moshe. Typed letter signed. Tel-Aviv, August 3, 1967.
Typed letter signed by Moshe Dayan, written less than two months after forces led by Dayan during the Six-Day War captured East Jerusalem, thanking his correspondent for a gift, describing the centrality of Jerusalem to Jewish history, and discussing his interest in archaeology. $17,500.