Avraham Katznelson


Avraham Katznelson

Dr Avraham Katznelson ( _he. אברהם קצנלסון, also known as Avraham Nissan, born 1888, died 1956) was a Zionist political figure in Mandate Palestine and a signatory of the Israeli declaration of independence.

Biography

A doctor and resident of Jerusalem, Katznelson was a member of the central committees of both Mapai and Hashomer Hatzair, [ [http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/history/modern%20history/israel%20at%2050/the%20signatories%20of%20the%20declaration%20of%20the%20establis The Signatories of the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel] Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs] representing the former in the Vaad Leumi and Moetzet HaAm, and also serving as director of the health department of the Zionist Executive. As such, in 1948 he was amongst the signatories of Israel's declaration of independence, and was immediately co-opted into the Provisional State Council. He was also involved in the foundation of the radio station Kol Yisrael, which began broadcasting on the day independence was declared.

After independence he was appointed as an envoy to Scandinavia and later took a Hebrew surname, Nissan.

His sister Rachel was married to President Zalman Shazar, whilst he was the uncle of Shmuel Tamir.

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