Locker, Berl

(1887–1971)
   Zionist labour leader. During his youth in Galicia, Locker worked as a Yiddish journalist and Zionist activist. A leader of the socialist Poalei Zion, he played an important part in Zionist politics and organization in many parts of Europe and in America before settling in Palestine in 1936. From 1938 he was head of the political bureau of the Jewish Agency in London and established many links between the labour movement in Palestine and the British Labour Party and trade unions. He helped to bring about the pro- Zionist resolutions carried by the Labour Party towards the end of the war. Locker was chairman of the Jewish Agency Executive in Jerusalem (1948– 56) and a Mapai member of the Knesset (1955–61). His wife Malke (b. 1887) was an important Yiddish poet and essayist.

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