This Day in Jewish History / Moshe Sharett, Israel’s Diplomatic Second PM, Is Born

He told an interviewer: ‘I am quiet, reserved, and careful.Ben-Gurionis impulsive, impetuous and intuitive. My capital C is Caution;Ben-Gurion’s capital C is Courage.’

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October 15, 1894, is the birthdate of Moshe Sharett, Israel’s long-serving first foreign minister and, following David Ben-Gurion, its second prime minister. Sharett’s life and career were characterized by a...