Dulzin, Arye Leon

   Born in Minsk, Russia, on 31 March 1913, he immigrated to Mexico in 1928, where he became active in Zionist matters. He served as secretary general of the Zionist Federation of Mexico and as its president (from 1938 to 1942). He settled in Israel in 1956 and became a member of the executive of the Jewish Agency. He served on a number of other boards and in various executive positions and was involved in the activities of the Liberal Party. In 1969, he became minister without portfolio. Dulzin served as treasurer of the Jewish Agency from 1968 to 1978 and was elected chairman of the World Zionist Organization and Jewish Agency in 1978. In 1986, he broke with the Liberal Party and helped to form the Liberal Center Party. He retired in 1987 and died in Tel Aviv two years later.

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