Adisu Massala

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Adisu Massala
Date of birth (1961-06-16) 16 June 1961 (age 57)
Place of birthGondar, Ethiopia
Year of aliyah1980
Faction represented in Knesset
1996–1999Labor Party
1999One Nation

Adisu Massala (Hebrew: אדיסו מאסלה‬, Amharic: አዲሱ መሰለ Addīsū Messele, born 16 June 1961) is an Israeli politician.[1]


Adisu Masala was born in Gondar province, Ethiopia. He made aliyah in 1980 after crossing the Ethiopia–Sudan border and boarding a plane bound for Israel. He studied social work and mechanical engineering at Bar-Ilan University, gaining a BA and went on to work as a social worker. He also became chairman of the United Ethiopian Jewish Organisation.

Political career[edit]

Masala was elected to the Knesset in the 1996 elections on the Labor Party list. However, he was one of three MKs to break away from the party to form One Nation, led by Amir Peretz. Adisu was placed fourth on the party's list for the 1999 elections,[2] but lost his seat as the party won only two seats. He was placed fourth on the One Nation list again for the 2003 elections,[3] but the party won only three seats.


  1. ^ Miller, Marjorie (May 30, 1998). "Israel's Success in Teaching Hebrew Linked to Ideology". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "Parties and Lists". The Jerusalem Post. Archived from the original on 18 April 2001.
  3. ^ "Candidates for the 16th Knesset". Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Archived from the original on 2015-06-27.

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