Kaplan, Eliezer

(1891-1952)
   Born in Minsk, Russia, he was educated in Russia and became active in Zionist affairs. He visited Palestine briefly in 1920 and settled there in 1923. In 1933, he became a member of the executive of the Jewish Agency, becoming the head of its finance and administrative department. He was a central figure in the planning and organizing of economic and development projects in Palestine. After the independence of Israel, he became the first minister of finance and later deputy prime minister.

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  • Kaplan Street — is a major thoroughfare in central Tel Aviv, Israel, running from the Azrieli Center interchange on its eastern edge, to Ibn Gabirol Street on its western edge. Named after Eliezer Kaplan, an important Israeli politician, the street connects the… …   Wikipedia

  • Eliezer Kaplan — MKs Date of birth = 1891 Place of birth = Minsk, Russian Empire Year of Aliyah = 1920 Date of death = 13 July 1952 Place of death = Knesset(s) = 1st, 2nd Party = Mapai Former parties = Gov t roles = Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Finance… …   Wikipedia

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  • SCHWEID, ELIEZER — (1929– ), Israeli philosopher, scholar of Jewish studies, and educator. Born in Jerusalem to socialist Zionist parents who made aliyah to Palestine in 1924/5, he was educated in the worker s stream school system established by the Zionist labor… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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