Akram Hasson

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Akram Hasson
Date of birth (1959-07-02) 2 July 1959 (age 55)
Knessets 18
Faction represented in Knesset
2012–2013 Kadima

Akram Hasson (Arabic: أكرم حسون‎, Hebrew: אכרם חסון‎, born 2 July 1959) is a Druze Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Kadima between 2012 and 2013.

Biography[edit]

After doing his national service between 1978 and 1981, Hasson worked as Director of Youth and Sports at a local council.[1] The following year he briefly worked as a teacher in a high school in Daliyat al-Karmel and the prison system, before starting work at a law firm in Haifa.[1] He left the firm in 1986 and became director of the Daliyat al-Karmel community centre.[1] In 1989 he became Deputy Mayor of the city, a position he held until 1998.[1]

In 1996 he graduated with a BA in Education, gaining a masters degree in Business and Education administration the following year.[1] In 1997 he became a headteacher, before working as the Director of the Israeli branch of the Lincolnshire University from 1998 until 2001. In 2002 he was awarded a PhD.[1] Between 2003 and 2008 he served as mayor of Carmel City and a member of the Planning and Building Committee in Haifa.[1] Since 2005 he been a member of the Committee for Changing the System of Government in Israel.

He was placed 35th on the Kadima list for the 2009 Knesset elections.[2] Although the party won only 28 seats, Hasson entered the Knesset in May 2012 as a replacement for Gideon Ezra, who had died of lung cancer.[3]

Placed eighth on the Kadima list for the 2013 elections,[4] he lost his seat when the party was reduced to two MKs.

Hasson resides in Daliyat al-Karmel and has five children.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Akram Hasson Knesset website (Hebrew)
  2. ^ New MK: Akram Hasson Israel National News, 17 May 2012
  3. ^ Kadima MK Gideon Ezra dies of lung cancer at 74 The Jerusalem Post, 17 May 2012
  4. ^ Kadima Central Elections Committee

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