Kaplansky, Shelomoh

   Israeli Zionist labour leader, of Polish origin. He was born in Bialystok and lived in Vienna from 1903 to 1912. After moving to London, he was chairman of the finance and economics committee of the Zionist Executive (1919-21). From 1927 to 1929 he was a member of the Zionist Executive in Jerusalem and the director of its Settlement Department. He then served as an emissary of the Zionist labour movement to the British Labour Party. In 1932 he was appointed director of the Haifa Technion.

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