A speech by Menachem Begin recorded just after the establishment of the State of Israel had been archived and hidden away but is now being offered for sale. Kedem Auction House announced the magnetic reel and the rights to the recording are going on auction in Jerusalem next month with an opening bid of $300,000. It is estimated the recording will demand a price of $500,000-800,000.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is one of politics’ great survivors. His second stint as prime minister has now lasted almost 10 years. Israeli elections are predicted to take place in the winter. A recent poll suggested that Netanyahu’s Likud Party will likely win 32 out of 120 seats in the parliament.