Born in Ukraine, Agronsky immigrated to the United States. He wrote for Jewish newspapers and later for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. In 1918 he joined Britain’s Jewish Legion in Palestine. He dived into Zionist politics in the 1920s. He founded The Palestine Post in 1932 and was its editor. In 1939 he assessed how violence affected the Arab economy. He was Jerusalem’s mayor in the 1950s.
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