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Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Gabriel Sheffer


Moshe Sharett, Israel's second Prime Minister from 1953–5, its Foreign Minister from 1948–56, and one of the founders of the State of Israel, was at the centre of events in Israel and the Yishuv for over three decades. Under his leadership, the ‘moderate’ camp exerted a seminal influence on the politics and orientation of the young Jewish state. This definitive biography of Sharett provides a needed challenge to the accepted view that stresses the dominant role and achievements of Israel's first prime minister, David Ben–Gurion, and his activist supporters. Ben–Gurion, representative of the sc ... More

Keywords: Moshe Sharett, Israel, Yishuv, moderate camp, Jewish state, Palestinian Arabs, Arab countries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198279945
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gabriel Sheffer, author
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem