Born in Poland, Bentov was a writer and Knesset member who immigrated to Palestine in 1920. He founded the Mapam newspaper Al Hamishmar. He attended Zionist Congresses and was part of the Jewish Agency‘s U.N. delegation in 1947. He signed the Declaration of Independence and held various Cabinet posts. He was the last surviving member of Israel’s 1948 provisional government.
Photo: Teddy Brauner, Israeli Government Press Office