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Sharett, Moshe (Moshe Shertok)

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Born: 1894 AD
Died: 1965 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: Israeli
Categories: Politician

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1894 - Born in Kherson, Ukraine on tyhe 15th of October.

1908 - Moshe Sharett emigrated to Palestine.

1933 - He guided negotiations between the Zionist movement and the British Mandate of Palestine, which led to the creation of the State of Israel.

1949 - His pivotal achievement was the Armistice Agreements, which ended official hostilities between Israel and the Arab states during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

1954 - Sharett became Prime Minister following David Ben-Gurion's retirement in January.

1955 - In February Ben-Gurion returned to serve as Minister of Defence under Sharett, replacing Pinhas Lavon who had resigned following a failed Israeli covert operation in Egypt known as the Lavon Affair.

         - Ben Gurion soon regained a prominent position in Mapai party, displacing Sharett as Prime Minister in November.

1956 - Moshe Sharett served as Foreign Minister.

1961 - He became Chairman of the Jewish Agency.

1965 - Died on the 7th of July.

1987 - Sharett has appeared on the 20 NIS bills.





 

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