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Shalom Zysman
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Born 14 March 1914
Żelechów, Russian Empire
Died 12 February 1967(1967-02-12) (aged 52)

Shalom Zysman (Hebrew: שלום זיסמן‎, born 14 March 1914, died 12 February 1967) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the General Zionists between 1951 and 1955.


Born in Żelechów in the Russian Empire (today in Poland), Zysman was educated at a gymnasium, before studying law at the University of Warsaw.

He made aliyah to Mandatory Palestine, where he joined the Haganah and was amongst the founders of Bamahane, the Haganah (and now IDF) publication. During World War II he was a sergeant major in the Jewish Brigade, and fought in the Western Desert in North Africa, and on the Italian front. In the 1948 Arab–Israeli War he was a major, and deputy head of the publicity department. He published a book, Know Your Weapon.

Outside of the military, Zysman was a member of Ramat Gan city council and the city's deputy mayor. In 1951 he was elected to the Knesset on the General Zionists' list, but lost his seat in the 1955 elections. Zysman also served as chairman of the Israeli branch of Maccabi's directorate, as well as being a member of the World Maccabi Union's central committee. He chaired the Israeli Olympic Committee, and was a director of the Asian Federation for Sports.

He died in 1967 at the age of 52.

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