Dr. Chaim Weizmann was born in the town of Motol in the Russian Pale of Settlement in November 1874. He would move to England in 1904 and there play a leading role in convincing the British government to issue the Balfour Declaration, Britain’s statement in favor of a Jewish National Home. Weizmann would go on to lead the Zionist movement for decades as president of the World Zionist Organization. He would eventually become Israel’s first president.
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