Chaim Weizmann

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Chaim Azriel Weizmann (חיים ויצמן) (also: Chaijim W., Haim W.) (November 27, 1874 – November 9, 1952) chemist, statesman, President of the World Zionist Organization, first President of Israel (elected May 16, 1948, served 1949 - 1952) and founder of a research institute in Israel which eventually became the Weizmann Institute of Science.


  • The Jews carry Palestine in their hearts
    • Before the Peel Commission on November 25, 1936
  • The choice for our people, Mr. President, is between statehood and extermination.
    • To President Harry S. Truman on April 9, 1948
  • The Jewish people are like fertilizer, when you disperse it, it generates good and property, but when you centralize it in one place, it just stinks

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