Arieh Dulzin

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Arieh Dulzin
Date of birth 1913
Place of birth Minsk, Russian Empire
Year of aliyah 1956
Date of death 1989
Ministerial roles
1969–1970 Minister without Portfolio

Arieh Dulzin (pronounced: Dulchin; Hebrew: אריה דולצ'ין‎, 1913–1989) was a Zionist activist who served as a Minister without Portfolio in the Israeli government between December 1969 and August 1970, though he was never a member of the Knesset.[1]

Arieh Leon Dulzin was born in Minsk in the Russian Empire. In 1928, he emigrated to Mexico. In 1938-1942 he was elected president of the Mexican branch of the Zionist Organisation.[2] After immigrating to Israel in 1956, he worked for the Jewish Agency. He headed the economic department and investment bureau until 1965, then served as head of immigration, absorption and resettlement, and became treasurer in 1968 to 1978.[3]

Dulzin was married to Annette, with whom he had two children.[4]

He joined the Liberal Party, and on 15 December 1969 Golda Meir appointed him to her cabinet as a Minister without Portfolio. However, he resigned on 6 August 1970 when Gahal (the Herut-Liberal bloc) pulled out of the coalition.

Between 1978 and 1987 he served as president of the World Zionist Organization.

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