Sieff, Israel Moses

   English indus-trialist and Zionist. He was born in Manchester. He was a collaborator of Chaim Weizmann and served as secretary of the Zionist Commission to Palestine in 1918. In 1934 he founded the Daniel Sieff Research Institute at Rehovot. He contributed to various Zionist organizations.

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