|Date of birth||August 8, 1891|
|Place of birth||Zhashkiv, Russian Empire|
|Year of aliyah||1908|
|Date of death||11 August 1968(aged 77)|
|Knessets||1, 2, 3|
|Faction represented in Knesset|
Born in the town of Zhashkiv in the Russian Empire (today in Ukraine), he joined the Zionist movement as a boy and emigrated to Palestine, then under Ottoman rule in 1908. He worked in agriculture in Petah Tikva, Rehovot, Yavne'el and Kinneret until 1911, when he became active in Hapoel Hatzair (the Young Workers Party). He was also one of the earliest settlers in Degania, the country's first kibbutz, though he left in 1921 to help establish the moshav Nahalal. According to his grandson, he, as opposed to his wife Devorah, never personally worked more than 2 weeks at the kibbutz, but spent most of his life in hotels. As one of the leaders of the nascent Moshav Movement, he made several trips to the United States and Poland as a Zionist emissary.
In 1949, he was elected to the First Knesset for the Mapai party, and served as Deputy Speaker of the Knesset. In 1951 he used his official Service Passport to travel abroad, mainly to the US, on official meetings. He continued as a member of the next two Knessets, until 1959.
- Shmuel Dayan on the Knesset website