Tamar Gozansky

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Tamar Gozansky
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Date of birth (1940-10-03) 3 October 1940 (age 74)
Place of birth Petah Tikva, Mandatory Palestine
Knessets 12, 13, 14, 15
Faction represented in Knesset
1990–2003 Hadash

Tamar Gozansky (Hebrew: תמר גוז'נסקי‎, also spelt Tamar Gozhansky; born 3 October 1940) is an Israeli politician.


Born in Petah Tikva during the Mandate era to a Russian Jewish family, Gozansky studied in Russia, gaining an MSc in Economics from Leningrad State University. She later worked as an economist.

Political career[edit]

Gozansky joined Maki (the Israeli Communist Party), the major part of the Hadash alliance. She entered the Knesset in July 1990 as a replacement for veteran Hadash MK Tawfik Toubi and retained her seat in the 1992 elections, after which she chaired the Knesset's joint committee on early childhood.

She was re-elected in 1996, and again chaired the joint committee on early childhood. Following a third re-election in 1999 she became chairwoman of the committee on the rights of the child and the special committee for school dropout rates

Prior to the 2003 election, Gozansky announced that she would not seek re-election, which required a special majority of the party for its veteran representatives in the Knesset.


  • Economic Independence - How? (1969)
  • The Development of Capitalism in Palestine (1988)

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