At one point, he openly announces that he intends in the following chapters to critique Israel's sainted (and hawkish) first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, while simultaneously resuscitating the reputation of his dovish successor Moshe Sharett
The personal diary of Moshe Sharett
, one of Zionism's chief diplomats before 1948 and Israel's first foreign minister and prime minister from 1953 to 1955, sheds light on this important question.
Let's go back to 1954 and to the documented letter exchange between two Israeli Prime Ministers, David Ben Gurion and Moshe Sharett
, said the same thing a few weeks ago.
According to the FBI, on July 18, 1949 Mossad founder Reuven Shiloah and Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett
ordered AIPAC founder Isaiah L.
Ben-Gurion also plotted against his successor Moshe Sharett
Although many Arab leaders privately accepted that peace with Israel was necessary and inevitable -- including Sadat's predecessor Gamal Abdel-Nasser who conducted promising secret peace contacts with then Israeli Prime Minister Moshe Sharett
--none at the time were bold enough to say it publicly.
Yitzhak Rabin, Golda Meir and Moshe Sharett
(all former Labor prime ministers) are turning over in their graves," Pines-Paz declared.
His prime minister Mohsin Al Barazi even told an American diplomat in Damascus: "I am probably committing political suicide, and even taking a calculated risk of assassination by agreeing to meet Israeli foreign minister Moshe Sharett
in the hope of getting American assistance to get my country on its feet.
Ahmad's son, historian Mahmood Ibrahim, states: "The mass exodus of Palestinian villagers was described by Moshe Sharett
of the Zionist foreign bureau and Josef Weitz, who headed the transfer commission, as a "wonderful thing," and advised "don't let them return".
In the 1950s, Israel had two prime ministers--David Ben-Gurion and Moshe Sharett
Israel's first president, Moshe Sharett
, said, "We have not come to an empty land to inherit it, but we have come to conquer a country from people inhabiting it.