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Opinion: The pragmatists

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/rob_eshman/article/opinion_the_pragmatists_20120425

Yehuda Avner arrived in Israel in 1947 from his native Manchester, England, as an idealistic religious Zionist. His keen intellect landed him a post in the foreign service, and his English proficiency almost guaranteed that he would be the designated note taker as he traveled with four prime ministers from the earliest days of the State to the aftermath of the Lebanon War.

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