Yehuda Perah

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Yehuda Perah
Date of birth 11 January 1924
Place of birth Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
Date of death 6 November 1998(1998-11-06) (aged 74)
Knessets 10, 12
Party represented in Knesset
1981–1984 Likud
1988–1992 Likud

Dr Yehuda Perah (Hebrew: יהודה פרח‎, born 11 January 1924, died 6 November 1998) was an Israeli educator and politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Likud between 1981 and 1984, and again from 1988 until 1992.

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Born in Jerusalem during the Mandate era, Perah was educated at the Kadoorie Agricultural High School. He went on to study at the Teachers Seminary in Jerusalem, and was later awarded a PhD in literature and education by Tel Aviv University. In 1976 he became head of the Centre of Technology for Education and a senior lecturer at the university. Between 1976 and 1982 he also worked as a supervisor in the Center District for the Ministry of Education.[1]

In 1974 he joinedt the Liberal Party. He became chairman of the party's Netanya branch, and a member of its central committee. He was elected to the Knesset on the Likud list (then an alliance of the Liberal Party, Herut and other right-wing factions) in 1981. He lost his seat in the 1984 elections, and became general manager of the Central School for Tourism the following year 1985. He returned to the Knesset following the 1988 elections, but lost his seat again in 1992.

He died in 1998 at the age of 74.

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