Meir Dizengoff, 1861-1936

A native of what is now Moldova, Dizengoff became a leader with Hovevei Zion (Lovers of Zion) in Russia. He moved to Palestine in 1893 and managed a glass factory. He opposed the Uganda Plan at the Sixth and Seventh Zionist Congresses. He co-founded the Geulah Society to buy land for Jewish settlement in Palestine. He was a founder of Tel Aviv and its first mayor and served on the Va’ad Leumi (Jewish National Council).

Photo: Central Zionist Archives