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Tevet, Shabbetai


TEVET, SHABBETAI (1925– ), Hebrew writer. Born in Tel Aviv, he was associate editor of Ba-Maḥaneh during the War of Independence. From 1950 he was a member of the editorial board of Haaretz.

His books include Ha-Mishpaḥah ha-Gedolah shel Shin Tet (articles, 1954); Ha-Yeled she-Kare'u Lo Rivkah (stories for children, 1956); Massa Ẓahal be-Sinai (1957); Ḥamishim Shenot Tel Aviv (1959); Shefa va-Ḥaradah (1963); Gidonim (1968); Kilelat ha-Berakhah (1969), on the relations between Jews and Arabs after the Six-Day War, particularly on the West Bank; Sha'ashu'a u-Vitto (1970). His book on the Six-Day War appeared in English translation as The Tanks of Tammuz (1969). Several of his plays were staged but not published. Among his other books are a biography of Moshe Dayan (1972) and of David Ben-Gurion (1977), a study of Ben-Gurion's attitude to the Arabs in Ereẓ Israel (1985), and a study of the first political murder in Ereẓ Israel, that of Chaim *Arlosoroff (1982).

add. bibliography:

E. Shealtiel, in: Haaretz (October 10, 1980); A. Doron, in: Davar (December 12, 1980); B. Morris, "Usefarim, ve-Gevilim be-Ziknah Regilim," in: Alpayim, 12 (1996), 73–103; A. Shapira, "Ha-Historiyyografiyyah shel ha-Mitologiyyah (Ben-Gurion and the Holocaust)," in: Alpayim, 18 (1999), 24–53; Sh. Aharonson, "Ha-Ittonai ke-Biograf ve-Historyon," in: Iyyunim bi-Tekumat Yisra'el, 11 (2001), 527–33.

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