Moshe Sharett

  • Israel Parliament Holds Special Mourning Session for Sharett

    The Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, today held a special mourning session marking the seventh day of the passing of Moshe Sharett, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive and former Premier and Foreign Minister. With Sharett’s empty seat in the Knesset draped in black, the Israeli leader was eulogized by Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, Knesset Speaker Kaddish… More ▸

  • Vice-president Humphrey Issues Statement Memorializing Moshe Sharett

    Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey today issued a statement memorializing the late Moshe Sharett, former Prime Minister of Israel, who died last week in Jerusalem. Mr. Humphrey said: “Israel has lost a great leader and the free world a great and respected statesman. Prime Minister Moshe Sharett was more than a builder of a nation… More ▸

  • Deep Emotion Marks Funeral of Moshe Sharett; Buried in Tel Aviv

    Moshe Sharett, first Foreign Minister and second Premier of the State of Israel, chairman of the executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel and internationally renowned Zionist leader, was laid to rest this weekend at the tiny “Old Cemetery” here, close by the Mediterranean Sea. The funeral procession, led by Israel’s spiritual, political and military… More ▸

  • Jewish Organizations Hold Memorial Services for Sharett in New York

    Memorial services for Moshe Sharett, chairman of the executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel and former Prime Miniter of Israel, were held Friday in the auditorium of the Jewish Agency here. The memorial tribute was held within a few hours of the funeral services and interment in Israel. Representatives of leading American Jewish organizations… More ▸

  • Funeral Procession for Sharett Today in Jerusalem; Burial in Tel Aviv

    Thousands of Israelis mourning the death of their leader Moshe Sharett today marched silently by the bier on which his body was lying in state in the court-yard of the Jewish Agency headquarters, while plans were completed for his funeral tomorrow which will start which will start with services in Jerusalem and conclude with burial… More ▸

  • Sharett Eulogized in U.S. Senate; Memorial Services in New York Today

    High tribute was paid here today in leading American newspapers to Moshe Sharett, who died yesterday in Israel, with some of them devoting long columns to his historic activities prior and after the establishment of Israel. The New York Times carried an editorial lauding him as an “extraordinary man, writer, linguist and diplomat.” In Washington,… More ▸

  • Moshe Sharett Dies in Jerusalem; Body Laid in State; Funeral Tomorrow

    Moshe Sharett, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive, former Prime Minister and ex-Foreign Minister of Israel, died here this afternoon at Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospital. He was 71. He was also a member of Israel’s Parliament since the establishment of the State in 1948. Death came after a long illness, and the cause was diagnosed as… More ▸

  • U.S. Jews Mourn the Passing of Sharett; Was Beloved by American Jewry

    All major American Jewish organizations expressed grief today over the death of Moshe Sharett, who was beloved by all segments of American Jewry and who served as a strong link between Israel and the Jewish community in the United States. Messages of mourning were cabled by many Jewish groups in this country to the Jewish… More ▸

  • Tel Aviv University Awards First Honorary Doctorate to Sharett

    Tel Aviv University granted its first honorary Ph. D. degree here today when the honor was bestowed upon Moshe Sharett, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive and former Prime Minister. In presenting the degree, Dr. George Wise recalled Mr. Sharett’s role as one of the founders of the University. Also present for the ceremony were… More ▸

  • Ben-gurion, Sharett Heatedly Debate Lavon Issue at Mapai Meet

    Two former Israeli Prime Ministers, David Ben-Gurion and Moshe Sharett, clashed here tonight in a heated argument about whether or not to revive the Lavon Affair. The dramatic confrontation took place at the Mapai national convention. The “Affair,” involving a disastrous security mishap which occurred in 1954 when Mr. Sharett was Premier and Pinhas Lavon… More ▸