Shimon Solomon

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Shimon Solomon
שמעון סולומון.jpg
Date of birth (1968-08-05) 5 August 1968 (age 46)
Place of birth Ethiopia
Year of aliyah 1980
Knessets 19
Faction represented in Knesset
2013– Yesh Atid

Shimon Solomon (Hebrew: שמעון סולומון‎, born 5 August 1968) is an Israeli politician. A member of Yesh Atid, he was placed twelfth on the party's list for the 2013 Knesset elections.[1]


Born in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia, Solomon immigrated to Israel in 1980 as part of Operation Brothers. Between 2005 and 2007 he worked in the Israeli embassy in Addis Ababa, before becoming director of an immigrant absorption centre in Beersheba. He also worked as Director of Education at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, which is a living, learning, and healing community, home to 500 of the most vulnerable youth in Rwanda.[2]


  1. ^ Yesh Atid Central Elections Committee
  2. ^ All the kingmaker’s men, and women Times of Israel, 23 January 2013

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