Avi Duan

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Avi Duan
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Date of birth (1955-10-17) 17 October 1955 (age 61)
Place of birth Israel
Knessets 18
Faction represented in Knesset
2012–2013 Kadima

Avraham "Avi" Duan (Hebrew: אברהם "אבי" דואן‎‎, born 17 October 1955) is an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Kadima between 2012 and 2013.


Duan grew up in the Ramat Amidar neighbourhood of Ramat Gan and studied for a master's degree in social work and community administration at Bar Ilan University. He worked as a social worker[1] at American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and ran centres for occupational development for Ethiopian immigrants in Ashdod and Rehovot.

In 2008 he headed Shaul Mofaz's campaign for the Kadima leadership election.[2] He was placed 33rd on the Kadima list for the 2009 Knesset elections.[3] After failing to enter the Knesset as the party won 28 seats, he worked as a political advisor to Yulia Shamalov-Berkovich.[4] On 25 January 2012 he entered the Knesset as a replacement for Eli Aflalo,[5] who resigned after becoming co-chairman of the Jewish National Fund.[6] Duan also acted as Mofaz's campaign manager for the 2012 Kadima leadership election.[7]

He lost his seat in the 2013 elections.


  1. ^ Edri backs Mofaz, Sheetrit likely to join next week The Jerusalem Post, 26 January 2012
  2. ^ רגע לפני הפריימריז: מלחמת קבלני הקולות Ma'ariv, 16 September 2008 (Hebrew)
  3. ^ Kadima list Knesset website (Hebrew)
  4. ^ Failure becomes victory Ma'ariv, 7 January 2012 (Hebrew)
  5. ^ Replacements Among Knesset Members Knesset website
  6. ^ Avi Duan sworn in as Kadima MK Ynetnews, 21 January 2012
  7. ^ Aflalo resignation solidifies anti-Livni forces The Jerusalem Post, 23 January 2012

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