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Moshe Sharett

  • 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 ▸

  • Zionist Congress Closes; Re Elects Goldmann and Sharett; No Executive

    After a stormy night meeting during which, at one point, Israel’s Prime Minister Levi Eshkol walked out of the session in protest against a Herut member’s charge that the Mapai Party practices “racial discrimination,” the 26th World Zionist Congress closed here early this morning without electing the next World Zionist Organization’s executive. Election of the… More ▸

  • Szold Award Presented to Sharett for Humanitarian Service

    The annual Henrietta Szold Award of Hadassah was presented today to Moshe Sharett, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive and former Israeli Prime Minister for “distinguished humanitarian service.” The $1,000 award was presented to Mr. Sharett in his room at the Hadassah Hospital where he is undergoing treatment. Mr. Sharett was cited by Hadassah for… More ▸

  • Sharett Gives Views on Zionist Movement; Opposes Abolition of Parties

    Moshe Sharett, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive, said here today that, while he agreed with the desire of Dr. Nahum Goldmann, World Zionist Organization president, to broaden the scope of the Zionist movement, he does not feel that this should be done by abolishing Zionist parties. Mr. Sharett, a former Israeli Prime Minister and… More ▸

  • Ben-gurion Attacks Lavon Again; Differs with Eban and Sharett

    Former Premier David Ben-Gurion last night electrified a meeting of the Mapai Party secretariat by insisting that the party reject the clan for alignment with Ahdut Avoda, endorse formation of a committee to investigate the Pinhas Lavon affair anew, and argued sharply with Deputy Premier Abba Eban and ex-Prime Minister Moshe Charett. When Mr. Ben-Gurion… More ▸

  • Jerusalem Municipality Honors Sharett; Eshkol Lauds His Noble Qualities

    Before an audience of 400 leaders in the Jerusalem Municipal Council chamber, Moshe Sharett, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive and former Premier and Foreign Minister, was awarded the freedom of the city. Mr. Sharett came to Jerusalem 58 years ago. Among those participating in the ceremony were President Shazar, Premier Levi Eshkol, Dr. Nahum… More ▸

  • Sharett Reports Most Israel Immigrants Accept Assigned Housing

    Moshe Sharett, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive, reported today that only 10 per cent of all immigrants arriving since the start of this year have refused to accept housing offered by the Agency, creating difficulties at debarkation. He added that half of the protesting newcomers finally agreed to accept the preferred housing. He was… More ▸

  • Memorial Meeting Held for Louis Segal; Eshkol, Sharett Attend

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and other Government and Mapai party leaders took part here today in a memorial meeting for Louis Segal, the late general secretary of the Farband Labor Zionist Organization, who died last week in New York. Moshe Sharett, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive, who delivered the eulogy, said Mr. Segal “had… More ▸

  • Prime Purpose of Zionism is Immigration to Israel, Sharett Says in London

    Moshe Sharett, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive, called today for an all-out effort in Zionist education to counteract the effects of a way of life in many parts of the Diaspora which, he said, leads to a loss of Jewish distinctiveness. Addressing the closing session of the conference of the British Zionist Federation, Mr…. More ▸

  • Sharett Proposes Changes in System of World Zionist Organization

    Moshe Sharett, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive, placed before the current meeting of the Zionist World Actions Committee today a program of action which included proposals for major changes in the organization of the governing bodies of the World Zionist Organization. These included a proposal to replace the Shekel with a permanent WZO member… More ▸