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Dayan's eye patch for sale on eBay

July 25, 2005 at 5:10 PM
NETANYA, Israel, July 25 (UPI) -- Moshe Dayan's eye patch and candle holders given to Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion are for sale on eBay.

Pasarel Israeli Art and Treasures of Natanya, a company that specializes in art and Judaica, is offering the items and wants at least $75,000 for the eye patch and $12,500 for the hanukkiya, the Ha'aretz newspaper reports.

Moti Sander said that the eye patch belonged to Dayan's body guard, who received it and a Smith & Wesson revolver when the Israeli army chief of staff and Defense minister died in 1981. Sander told Ha'aretz that Pasarel is also offering the revolver, although not through eBay, which bans the sale of weapons.

The hanukkiyah, or multi-branched candlestick, was presented to Ben Gurion in 1948 by workers at the Avalon Institute, who used bullet cartridges.

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