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Dov Zakin Dead at 64

Funeral services were held Sunday for Dov Zakin, a veteran leader of Mapam and a member of the World Zionist Organization, who died last Thursday, apparently of a heart attack. He was 64 years old.

Born in Baranovich, Poland, Zakin immigrated to Palestine in 1937. He was active in Hashomer Hatzair, was a co-founder of Kibbutz Habashan in the Upper Galilee and initiated Mapam’s first Arab branch. He held various offices in the party and was a member of the Seventh, Eighth and Tenth Knessets.

Zakin was found dead in his apartment after he failed to appear at a scheduled meeting with WZO Executive chairman Leon Dulzin.