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Roots

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Shertok–Sharett family saga, which was abruptly cut off with Moshe Sharett's death in 1965, began a century earlier in the Jewish Pale of Settlement in tsarist Russia. The two individuals at the ... More


The Road to National Leadership

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Just when it seemed that Shertok was ready to follow the path designed for him by his closest friends and his party's leaders and plunge into the day-to-day activities of Ahdut Haavodah, he surprised ... More


Ascendance

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Shertok's basic philosophical assumption was that politics constituted a continuous process of incremental change rather than a series of single idiosyncratic leaps forward or irreversible retreats. ... More


The Second World War

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The growing certainty that the Second World War was imminent affected all actors involved in the Palestine quagmire, and particularly the British. Their fervent desire to ensure the loyalty of Arab ... More


Holocaust

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

It took some time before the majority of Zionist and Yishuv leaders and the rank and file, but not Shertok and his colleagues in the Executive, were able to overcome their shock, then denial, and ... More


A State in the Making

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Yishuv leaders regarded the formal end of the Second World War in Europe as a significant watershed only in so far as it signalled the end of a global cataclysm and of the Holocaust. Shertok himself ... More


Preparing for Statehood

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the wake of the Second World War that wreaked havoc on the European Jewish Diaspora, the stage was set for drastic change in the Zionist movement and in its positions and tactics. The members of ... More


‘If Not Now, When?’

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

From the Zionists' vantage-point the outlook for the next round in the UN looked promising. Far from harming the Yishuv, the support of the Soviet Union and its Eastern European satellites — and ... More


Light at the End of the Tunnel

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The deterioration of security in Palestine and the escalation towards the fully-fledged war, which followed the UN partition resolution, prompted the Agency Executive to demand the implementation of ... More


The First Israeli Foreign Minister

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The news about the decisions taken by the provisional government and the central committees of Mapai and other parties on 12 and 13 May 1948, to establish the State of Israel spread quickly in the ... More


Non-Alignment

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Non-alignment - the international political orientation that became the corner-stone of Israeli foreign policy in the late 1940s and early 1950s, was clearly, but almost as if unintentionally, ... More


A Lament for Generations to Come?

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Out of political necessity and some mutual respect, Shertok and Ben–Gurion strove to maintain their troubled coalition, but it was inevitable that the two would continue to clash. The next ... More


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