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Zvi Lurie, taken at his desk in Tel Aviv between his return to Israel in 1954 and his death in 1968, Most likely 1962.

Zvi Lurie (Hebrew: צבי לוריא‎, 1 June, 1906 – 21 May 1968) was a Jewish political figure in Mandatory Palestine. A member of the Jewish National Council, he was amongst the signatories of the Israeli declaration of independence.


Zvi Lurie was born in Łódź in the Russian Empire (today in Poland). He immigrated to Mandatory Palestine in 1924. Lurie was a founder of kibbutz Ein Shemer.

Zionist and political activismEdit

Lurie was a member of Hashomer Hatzair, serving as its general secretary between 1935 and 1937.[1] He was a member of the Jewish National Council on behalf of Hashomer Hatzair, and was co-opted into the Provisional State Council following Israel's declaration of independence in May 1948. He also helped establish Kol Yisrael, which broadcast the declaration.

After signing the declaration, Lurie left Israel to work on strengthening ties between Israel and the Jewish people [2] with the Jewish Agency as a representative of Mapam (of which Hashomer Hatzair was a part). He died in 1968.


  1. ^ The Signatories of the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  2. ^ For this reason we congregated Archived October 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine Iton Tel Aviv, 23 April 2004

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