Mossi Raz

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Mossi Raz
Date of birth (1965-12-19) 19 December 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Jerusalem, Israel
Knessets 15
Faction represented in Knesset
2000–2003 Meretz

Moshe "Mossi" Raz (Hebrew: משה "מוסי" רז‎, born 19 December 1965) is a former Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Meretz between 2000 and 2003.


Born in Jerusalem, Raz studied economics and accounting at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and chaired the Council for Students' Associations. After finishing university, he worked as an accountant.

Raz is a Major (reserves) in the IDF.[1]

A well-known activist, Raz has served as secretary general of Peace Now and director of the non-profit organisation Ir Shalem.

For the 1999 Knesset elections Raz was placed 11th on the Meretz list,[2] but missed out on a seat when they won only 10 mandates. However, he entered the Knesset on 25 February 2000 as a replacement for Haim Oron.

He won eighth place on the party's list for the 2003 elections,[3] but lost his seat when the party was reduced to six seats. Raz was placed 10th on the list for the 2006 elections,[4] but the party won only five seats. Prior to the 2009 elections he won fourth place on the Meretz list.[5]

In 2009, Raz became a member of the board of directors for Transport Today and Tomorrow, an organization based in Tel Aviv that promotes the usage and expansion of sustainable transportation in Israel. His position as a board member of TTT is a result of his prior commitment to environmental issues. Sustainable transportation is becoming an increasingly important issue in Israel and Transport Today and Tomorrow is at the forefront of the drive to make Israel's use of transportation more environmentally friendly.

In 2010, Raz became the chairman of Life and Environment, the umbrella organization for the environmental movement in Israel.


In 2010, Raz along with colleague Maysa Baransi-Siniora was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Peace prize by the International Council for Press and Broadcasting at the International Media Awards in London for his work with All for Peace radio.[6]


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  2. ^ Parties and Lists The Jerusalem Post
  3. ^ Candidates for the 16th Knesset Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  4. ^ List of Candidates: Meretz Knesset website
  5. ^ Meretz primaries: Ilan Gilon takes top spot Ynetnews, 15 December 2008
  6. ^ Deans, Jason (11 May 2010). "Guardian Middle East editor wins peace through media award". Guardian. 

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