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Shalom Zysman, Israel Sports Leader, Military Authority, Dead at 53

February 13, 1967
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Shalom Zysman, president of Maccabi-Israel, chairman of the Israel Clympic Committee and a leader of the former General Zionist Party, died here today of a heart attack. The 53-year-old veteran of Israel’s war of independence had been hospitalized a week ago after collapsing in his office in the municipality of Ramat Gan, where he was Deputy Mayor. Mr. Zysman was among the first to join the Palestinian units of the British army, and later served in the Jewish Brigade. An authority on warfare, he was the author of several books on the use of weapons in combat, which were used by members of the Hagana, the pre-State Jewish defense force.

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