Moshe Sharrett (1894-1965) was a politician and diplomat in the State of Israel. He hailed from the Russian Empire (today Ukraine) and settled in Ottoman Palestine with his parents as a teenager. In his early years, Sharrett lived among the Arab population, which allowed him to learn their language and customs and forge connections. Fluent in Arabic, Turkish, and English, Sharrett pursued his law studies in Istanbul, and later in London. He served as an interpreter in the Ottoman army during World War I. After the war, Sharrett entered politics as a member of a socialist party (which later became Mapai). He also served as editor of the Davar newspaper. Between 1933 and 1948, he headed the political section of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, becoming the representative of the Yishuv, the pre-state Jewish community in Palestine, before the British authorities. During this time, he mastered his negotiation skills and shaped the vision of the Zionist movement.