Views and Viewpoints about Moshe Sharett
Edited by Yaakov and Rina Sharett
Seventy-two political figures, historians, and
journalists offer their impressions and appreciations of
The contributors to this anthology, both supporters
and critics of Sharett’s moderate and peace-oriented political philosophy and
practice, together provide a rich portrait of Sharett’s personality and shed
light on his various political achievements during the pre-state British
Mandate period in
The anthology is divided into five chapters:
* Impressions and Reminiscences by Colleagues and Opponents
* Sharett’s Removal from the Cabinet by Ben Gurion
* Sharett’s Personal Diary
* In the Eyes of Historians
The 600-page volume includes articles, assessments, and memoirs by such diverse persons as Abba Eban, Amos Elon ("The true tragedy of his life was that the Sharett alternative was never given a chance to prove itself."), Natan Alterman, David Ben-Gurion, Motti Golani ("The right man in the right place"), Golda Meir, Zalman Shazar, Benny Morris ("Sharett's time as prime minister can be seen as an ongoing and unsuccessful rearguard campaign."), Yechiam Weitz ("Sharett was free of that 'power-drunkenness' that infected all the other politicians, primarily Ben-Gurion."), S. Yizhar, and Yossi Sarid ("What might have been our fate had Sharett's international theory been put to the practical test of that era's reality?").
It is the Society’s intention to translate this book into English. We feel that it is very important for learning about Moshe Sharett as a person, a leader, and a statesman. However, due to lack of funds, this project will not come about in the near future.