Moldova-born Granot (originally Granovsky) led the Jewish National Fund in expanding land purchases during the British Mandate. As JNF director-general starting in 1940, he led settlement and forestry initiatives. A signatory of the Declaration of Independence, Granot was elected to the first Knesset with the Progressive Party. He wrote books on land policy and taught agrarian economy at the Hebrew University.
Photo: Alfred Bernheim, JNF Archive