Eliyahu Golomb, 1893-1945

Born in Belarus, Golomb settled in Palestine in 1909 and was part of the Herzliya Gymnasium’s first graduating class. A member of the Jewish Legion in World War I, he helped organize the Haganah and worked to unify the Jewish military command. He was a founder of the Palmach and a leader of the Histadrut and Mapai’s predecessor. He was a Va’ad Leumi (Jewish National Council) member. He opposed violence against Arab civilians.

Photo: Central Zionist Archives