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Jewish Agency


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Jewish Agency

Jewish Agency

Jewish Agency

Diplomacy in the Diaspora: The Jewish Telegraphic Agency in Berlin (1922–1933)

World Zionist Organization-Jewish Agency (Status) Law: November 24, 1952 (as Amended to December 23, 1975) (Israel [il])

Sieff, Israel Moses (1889 - 1972), President, Marks & Spencer Ltd since 1967 (Chairman and Joint Managing Director, 1964, Vice-Chairman and Joint Managing Director, 1926); Farmer; Vice-President, World Jewish Congress and Chairman European Executive; Member, Executive, Jewish Agency; Hon. President, Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland

WEIZMANN, Chaim (1874 - 1952), President of the State of Israel since 1949 (of Provisional Council, 1948–49); Director of Daniel Sieff Research Institute and Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovoth, Israel; Chairman, Board of Governors of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, 1932–50; President: World Zionist Organisation and Jewish Agency for Palestine, 1921–31 and 1935–46

BRODETSKY, Selig (1888 - 1954), Emeritus Professor of Applied Mathematics since 1949, University of Leeds; Reader, 1920–24; Professor, 1924–48; President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Chairman of its Exec. Council, 1949–51; Mem. Board of Governors of the Hebrew University; formerly Member of Executive, Zionist World Organisation and Jewish Agency for Palestine; Hon. President Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland; Hon. Pres. World Maccabi Union; Immediate Past Pres., Bd of Deputies of British Jews

 

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An organization established by Britain to comply with its League of Nations Mandate, to represent the Jewish community in Palestine. It was formally constituted in 1929, although it had in fact been operating since 1920. Half of its members came from Palestine, while the other half came from outside, nominated by the World Zionist Organization. It became responsible not only for establishing kibbutzim settlements, but also for Jewish immigration, investment, and economic and cultural development. It also represented Jewish interests internationally, at the League of Nations and then at the UN. Furthermore, it provided its leaders, such as Ben-Gurion and Eshkol, with administrative and diplomatic experience that proved invaluable when they took over the government of the new state of Israel in 1948. After the foundation of Israel the Jewish Agency ceased to exercise its administrative and domestic political functions, but continued to act as an international body for the global Jewish community which would assist Israel, for example, in matters of finance and immigration. http://www.jewishagency.orgThe official website of the Jewish Agency.

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