Moshe Mizrahi

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Moshe Mizrahi
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Date of birth (1950-09-20) 20 September 1950 (age 64)
Place of birth Tiberias, Israel
Knessets 19
Faction represented in Knesset
2013– Labor Party

Moshe Mizrahi (Hebrew: משה מזרחי‎, born 20 September 1950) is an Israeli politician and former policeman, who currently serves as a member of the Knesset for the Labor Party.

Biography[edit]

Mizrahi was born in the Scottish Hospital in Tiberias in 1950, the seventh of eight children.[1] He started his national service with the IDF in November 1968 and was assigned to the Golani Brigade. After being injured in a training accident, he lost his right eye and was released from the army. He went on to study law at Tel Aviv University and later joined Israel Police in March 1976, initially as a prosecutor.[1]

Mizrahi served as Commander of the College for Executive Officers between 1995 and 1997. On 1 February 1997 he was appointed head of the National Unit for International Investigations, a position he held until becoming head of the Investigative Branch on 1 January 2001. He was later removed from his post in 2004 by Internal Security Minister Gideon Ezra after being accused of overusing wiretapping during an investigation into Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman,[1] He subsequently became head of the Community and Civil Guard, a position he held until 1 June 2006. When he retired in 2006,[1] he had reached the rank of Major General.

In 2008 he ran for election to Shoham local council on the Future Shoham list, and was elected as the party won two seats.[2] Prior to the 2013 Knesset elections he was placed 15th on the Labor Party list,[3] and entered the Knesset when the party won 15 seats.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Labor party candidate Moshe Mizrahi hates bad guys Haaretz, 16 December 2012
  2. ^ Council members Ministry of the Interior
  3. ^ Labor Party Central Elections Committee

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