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Sharett, Ya'akov

Ya'akov Sharett is a retired journalist and the eldest son of Moshe Sharett. He served in the Jewish Brigade in Italy in 1945 and in 1946 was one of the founders of Kibbutz Hatzerim. As First Secretary of Israel's Embassy in Moscow, he was declared persona non grata by the Soviet govermnet for "disseminating Zionist propoganda and spying for the CIA." He later joined the editorial board of the Israeli daily Ma'ariv and has tranlated more than 30 books from English into Hebrew. He is the founder and director of the The Society to Commemorate Moshe Sharett, which is dedicated to the publishing of Moshe Sharett's legacy.

Zionist Biography:  A Dove Among Hawks: Moshe Sharett -the Political Tragedy of an Israeli Leader
Moderation or escalation -these were the two basic alternatives in the entwined domains of foreign and defense policies confronting Israel's leadership immediately after the historic and bloody victory in the War of Independence in 1948-1949, and that have confronted government after government unceasingly to this very day. It was the choice of history that these two contradictory and fateful alternatives were first epitomized by David Ben-Gurion and Moshe Sharett. These two outstanding leaders had stood together at the helm of the yishuv -the Jewish community of Palestine- starting in the early 1930s, leading up to the establishment of the State of Israel, and throughout the State's formative years until 1956. [Full article...]
Israel > Politics
Jewish History > 1860-1948: Early Zionist Age
Jewish History > 1948-Today: Modern Zionist Age
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People > 1948-Today: Modern Zionist Age
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