Moshe Dayan (1915-1981)

At home, Tel Aviv
21 April 1976

Dayan served as Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (1953-58), Minister of Defense (1953) and Foreign Minister (1977-79).

Initially, Dayan was reluctant to be photographed, permitting just fifteen minutes of his time. However, when the Schwartzes presented the photo to him six months later, he was more enthusiastic and suggested that Bern not only photograph his wife, Rachel, but Golda Meir and King Hussein of Jordan as well.

Photos © The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation

Photos © The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation