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 (wīts′mən, vīts′män), Chaim Azriel 1874-1952.
Russian-born Israeli biochemist and politician who was the first president of Israel (1948-1952).
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(ˈwaɪtsmən; ˈwaɪz-)
(Biography) Chaim (ˈxaɪɪm). 1874–1952, Israeli statesman, born in Russia. As a leading Zionist, he was largely responsible for securing the Balfour Declaration (1917); first president of Israel (1949–52)
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(ˈvaɪtsˌmɑn, ˈwaɪts mən)

Cha•im (ˈxaɪ ɪm) 1874–1952, 1st president of Israel 1948–52, born in Russia.
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Noun1.Weizmann - Israeli statesman who persuaded the United States to recognize the new state of Israel and became its first president (1874-1952)Weizmann - Israeli statesman who persuaded the United States to recognize the new state of Israel and became its first president (1874-1952)
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