Moshe Pearlman

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Moshe Pearlman (1911-1986) was 'editor of the Zionist Review in the 1930s, working out of the London offices of the Jewish Agency.' The Zionist Review had ceased publication in 1928 'but it reappeared in March 1934 in a new format as a weekly with Maurice Pearlman as editor'.[1] He 'spent a year in a kibbutz in 1936 and subsequently published his first book, Collective Adventure in 1938.' Pearlman 'had served with the British army in Greece with David Kessler before becoming a Haganah spokesman' in the 1940s.[2]

He went on to become 'a well-known author, the first Israel Defense Force official spokesman, founder and first director of the Israel Government Press Office, and an early director of Israel Radio'. He 'was a close adviser to Prime Minister David Ben Gurion. He was recalled to the army in the Six Day War, when he served with his friend, Moshe Dayan.'[3] Pearlman was reportedly 'helpful to Ben-Gurion with English drafting and was Moshe Dayan's official spokesman in the Six-day-war'.[1]

According to the Jerusalem Report George Weidenfeld 'kept the late Moshe Pearlman in work for two decades as ghostwriter (to Yadin, Dayan and Kollek) and popular historian. '[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jewish Observer and Middle East Review, Vol. 26, 1977
  2. David Cesarani The Jewish Chronicle and Anglo-Jewry, 1841-1991, Cambridge University Press, 1994, p. 194
  3. Moshe Pearlman Dead at 75, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 7 April 1986.
  4. Eric Silver 'THE RINGMASTER RETIRES' The Jerusalem Report January 2, 1992, Pg. 43