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Moshe SharettBiography of a Political Moderate$
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Gabriel Sheffer

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198279945

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.001.0001

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The First Israeli Foreign Minister

The First Israeli Foreign Minister

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(p.337) 11 The First Israeli Foreign Minister
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Moshe Sharett
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Gabriel Sheffer

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0012

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 Yishuv. Hearing the news, the Jews demonstrated both excitement about independence and apprehensions about the approaching war with the Palestinians and the Arab states. Once the fateful decision to proclaim the state had been taken and the initial excitement was over, Shertok and his associates turned to the more mundane and urgent issues for which they were responsible. Shertok, who two days after the Declaration of Independence would be named the first foreign minister of the new state, was separated from most of the staff of his Political Department, who were still stranded in a besieged Jerusalem. He therefore set up a small office in Tel Aviv on 13 May, where he and a handful of officials began dealing with political and diplomatic matters of importance to the new state, as well as with its foreign affairs.

Keywords:   Shertok, foreign minister, State of Israel, Jewish state, Yishuv, Mapai

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