Joseph Serlin, Zionist Leader, Dead at 67
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Joseph Serlin, Zionist Leader, Dead at 67

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Liberal Party leader and former Minister of Health Joseph Serlin, died last night at the age of 67. Funeral services will be tomorrow. Born in Bialistok in 1906 Mr. Serlin became a prominent figure in Israel and the world Zionist movement. He began his Zionist activities at an early age as a student of law at the Warsaw Law School where he received his degree. In 1930 he became secretary to the Zionist leader, Nahum Sokolow in Poland and Germany. Arriving in Israel in 1933 he became one of the founders of the General Zionist Party–the fore-runner of the Liberal Party.

Mr. Serlin, was a leader of the World Union of the General Zionist Movement and until his death served as executive chairman of its Israel office. In the Knesset he distinguished himself as a brilliant parliamentarian and expert on legal questions and was Minister of Health from 1952-1955.


A news item from Buenos Aires in the Dec. 25 issue of the Daily News Bulletin about four Latin American personalities who visited the Soviet Union identified one of them as Professor Ohal from Colombia. The correct name is Professor Salvador Rozental. The error was due to a misprint in the transmission received from Buenos Aires.

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