David Petel

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David Petel
Date of birth (1921-09-06) 6 September 1921 (age 92)
Place of birth Basra, Iraq
Year of aliyah 1941
Knessets 4, 5, 6
Party represented in Knesset
1959–1965 Mapai
1965–1968 Alignment
1968–1969 Labor Party
1969 Alignment

David Petel (Hebrew: דוד פתל‎, born 6 September 1921) is a former Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Mapai and its successors from 1959 until 1969.

Biography[edit]

Born in Basra in Iraq, Petel made aliyah to Mandatory Palestine in 1941, and later became chairman of the Iraqi Immigrants Association.[1]

A member of Mapai, he was elected to Bnei Brak city council, and in 1959 was elected to the Knesset on the Mapai list. He was re-elected in 1961 and 1965, by which time Mapai had formed the Alignment alliance. He lost his seat in the 1969 elections. In 1974 he became a member of the Histadrut's Co-ordinating Committee.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b David Petel: Public Activities Knesset website

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