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Moshe Sharett (1965-1894) Zionist leader, the first Foreign Minister and the second Prime Minister of Israel. Born in Ukraine. In 1906 he immigrated to Israel with his family, studied at the Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium, and then a law degree at the University of Istanbul, where he enlisted to serve as an officer in the Ottoman army during WWI. In the years 1931-1948 he headed the political department of the Jewish Agency. He worked to establish the "Notrim" force and the Jewish Brigade of the British Army. With the establishment of Israel he established the Foreign Service and worked to build dimplomatic relations. In January 1954, after David Ben-Gurion retired from the government, Sharett was elected to fill his place. He thus became the second Prime Minister of the State of Israel.