David Albala (born David Kovu; September 1, 1886 – April 4, 1942) was a Serbian military officer, physician, diplomat, and Jewish community leader. Under his influence, Serbia became the first country in the world to openly endorse the Balfour Declaration of 1917, which called for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. A lieutenant-colonel in the Royal Serbian Army, he was one of his country's representatives at the Versaillespeace negotiations, president of the Jewish Community of Belgrade, vice-president of the Council of Jewish Communities of Yugoslavia, and president of Yugoslavia's Jewish National Fund. He was sent to the United States on a Serbian Royal Mission from 1917 to 1919. Between 1939 and 1942, he was a special delegate to the Yugoslav legation in Washington D.C., where he died.
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