ISRAEL: A Different Stripe

The struggle to create the state of Israel brought forth three great modern Zionist leaders; each had his day and his role. Chaim Weizmann, No. 1, was the gentlemanly persuader, pleading eloquently in the world's chancelleries, the acknowledged leader until the time came for action. Then in stepped No. 2, David Ben-Gurion, the roughshod warrior-intel lectual, the visionary with a rifle who physically established Israel. Last week, to succeed the retiring Ben-Gurion as Premier, the Mapai, Israel's biggest party, nominated a man of quite different stripe: Moshe Sharett, 59, Israel's Foreign Minister.

If David Ben-Gurion has been the fire brand,...

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