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Moshe Sharett

  • Sharett Accuses British of Blocking Jewish Rescue Plans in World War Ii

    The man who negotiated directly with the British authorities during World War II to permit Palestine Jews to aid their brethren in Nazi-held Europe has accused the British Middle East Command of blocking the Jewish rescue plans. Former Prime Minister Moshe Sharett, who was wartime political secretary of the Jewish Agency, told a meeting here… More ▸

  • Jewish Agency Facing ‘extremely Critical Situation,’ Sharett Cables U.J.A.

    Sharply increased immigration to Israel in recent months has caused an “extremely critical situation” for the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem, Moshe Sharett, newly elected chairman of the Agency, cabled the United Jewish Appeal today. Mr. Sharett, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Israel, urged that a United Jewish Appeal Cash Drive to raise $36,370,000… More ▸

  • Sharett Takes Issue with Ben-gurion’s Views on Zionist Movement

    Former Prime Minister Moshe Sharett, in his capacity as new chairman of the Jewish Agency, took issue with Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion last night in regard to the latter’s renewed attack against the world Zionist movement. Delivering his first address to the closing session of the Zionist Actions Committee, which had just formally-elected him to… More ▸

  • Soviet Govt. Tolerates Anti-semitism in Russia, Sharett Asserts

    The existence of anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union, with official acquiescence, was reiterated last night by Moshe Sharett, former Prime Minister and now a member of the Jewish Agency executive. Speaking at a radio press conference, Mr. Sharett cited “anti-Semitic articles in the Soviet press which are official platforms.” Mr. Sharett; replying to questions on… More ▸

  • Sharett to Chair Jewish Agency in Jerusalem During Goldmann’s Absence

    The Zionist Actions Committee will convene April 26 to elect a new Jewish Agency executive, according to a decision today by the outgoing executive. The term of office of the present executive was extended by the World Zionist Congress Yesterday when the parties failed to agree on the composition of a new body. The outgoing… More ▸

  • Zionist Congress Closes; Sharett Joins Executive; Goldmann Re-elected

    The 25th World Zionist Congress ended in the early hours of this morning with a decision to prolong the life of the present executive of the Jewish Agency till May, when the next meeting of the Zionist Actions Committee will take place. The Actions Committee is the highest Zionist body between Congresses. The decision marked… More ▸

  • Goldmann. Sharett Named Co-chairmen of Congress Presidium

    Dr. Nahum Goldmann and former Israeli Premier Moshe Sharett were today elected co-chairmen of the presidium of the 25th World Zionist Congress. Representation on the 25-member presidium was based on the proportional strengths of the various parties participating in the Congress. The presidium today received a cable from the Federation of Jewish Communities in Yugoslavia,… More ▸

  • Efforts to Bring Sharett into Jewish Agency Leadership to Be Renewed

    A renewed effort will be made to persuade former Prime Minister Moshe Sharett to accept the post of chairman of the Jewish Agency executive in Jerusalem and co-president with Dr. Nahum Goldmann of the World Zionist Organization, authoritative sources reported here today. The new effort will be made when Mr. Sharett returns to Israel from… More ▸

  • Sharett, Dayan, Peres Figure in Lavon Probe; Affair Rocks Israel

    Pinhas Lavon appeared today before the Foreign Affairs and Security Committee of the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, as that body resumed hearings in connection with the resignation of Mr. Lavon in 1955 from his post as Defense Minister in the Cabinet of former Prime Minister Moshe Sharett. The Committee had postponed its hearings from yesterday in… More ▸

  • Sharett Addresses So. African Jewry on Oblications to Israel

    Every Jew’s “top priority” duty is to help the rebuilding of Israel, Moshe Sharett, former Israeli Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, told a capacity audience attending a rally tonight at Zion Hall. “This is a roll call issued to world Jewry, ” Mr. Sharett declared. He returned here from Cape Town where, last night, he… More ▸