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Leib Yaffe was born in Grodno, Belarus. A life-long champion of the Zionist cause, he immigrated to Palestine, where he became chief editor of Haaretz. He served as director-general of Keren Hayesod until March 11, 1948, when he and 12 others were killed by a car bomb in the courtyard of the Jewish Agency building in Jerusalem.
- The personal papers of Leib Yaffe are kept at the Central Zionist Archives in Jerusalem
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