ISRAEL: Walking Home

"No single man," said Israel's testy Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion last week of his longtime Cabinet Partner Moshe Sharett, "is so obviously fitted for the task of Foreign Minister." With this glowing tribute the Prime Minister promptly fired Sharett from the job he had held since Israel's founding.

Israel's volatile, visionary Premier and his painstaking, cautious and pedantic Foreign Minister have persistently irritated each other since the day when Sharett shivered and Ben-Gurion bubbled at the prospect of proclaiming a new Jewish state. Since then Sharett, who took time last week even in the middle of his resignation speech to correct...

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