Agron (Agronsky), Gershon

(1894-1959)
   Jerusalem editor and mayor, of Ukrainian orign. His family went to the US when he was 13. He settled in Palestine during World War I. In 1932 he became the founder and editor of the Palestine Post. In 1949 he organized and directed the Israel Government Information Services, and later became mayor of Jerusalem.

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  • JERUSALEM POST — (until 1950 The Palestine Post), independent English language daily newspaper published in Jerusalem. It was founded in December 1932 (after having purchased and incorporated the Palestine Bulletin, which had appeared since 1925) by Gershon… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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