Two Early Proclamations Calling for the Draft. Land of Israel c. 1930s
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* Proclamation by David Bader - pioneer of the Rishon L'Yehudah battalion wherein he tells of the past atmosphere of passion for the draft and calls for its renewal, c. 1930s. 'Fathers, say to your sons: Come, let's go together ... Daughters of Israel, demonstrate in the city streets and towns, singing: Lion, lion, rise up and volunteer ... every young man who appeared on the street without the "volunteer"ribbon adorned on his arm was ashamed ... Dear brothers, look and see our sisters and mothers who were killed, look and see how they responded and were buried alive, burnt alive - do you see? Do you hear? Revenge! You must report for the draft!' David Bader's printed signature is on the margins of the proclamation. [Bader: among the first volunteers for the Jewish brigade, 'Rishon L'Yehudah,' in the First World War, and among the first to immigrate to Emek Chefer - Kfar Avichayil - and work for its development, participated in fierce battles in the War of Independence]. 21x16 c. Fine condition.
* Proclamation by 'The Zionist Committee for Recruitment Issues,' c. 1930s. In the proclamation, there is a call for 'A tribal mobilization system for the recruitment of the full capacity and power of the Jews in the Land of Israel for the war effort, for the building of the land and protection of its rights and the future of the nation in its homeland.' The proclamation contains a summary of the regulations enacted at one of the committee meetings, the establishment of the 'fighter fund' for those recruited, the 'Chazak V'Emetz" blessing for soldiers, notrim and guards, a protest against the Government of Palestine's regulation which could cause dodging, arrangement of an enlistment book recording (for posterity) the names of those fulfilling their duty according to the enlistment orders, and those who didn't fulfill their obligation, announcement of a month of increased recruitment and testing in the community, establishment of local committees active in each town and city as a mobilization center. 22x18 cm. Fine condition.