TEL AVIV (Jan. 16)
Government officials, members of the Jewish Agency and hundreds of labor leaders were among those attending funeral services this afternoon for Aron Zisling, head of the Jewish Agency absorption department and member of the Agency executive, who died this morning at his kibbutz, Ein Harod at the age of 62. He was Israel’s first minister of agriculture in the Provisional Government in 1948-49 and a member of the first and second Knessets.
Born in Baranovici, Russia, Mr. Zisling settled in Palestine in 1914 and joined Ein Harod settlement in 1923. He was a member of the central committee of Achdut Avoda and had served on the Secretariat of the Histadrut, the Israel Labor Federation. He was on the Haganah general staff during the Israel War of Independence. Mr. Zisling was eulogized by Moshe Sharett, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive in funeral services at the graveside in Ein Harod.