|Date of birth||1885|
|Place of birth||Jerusalem, Ottoman Empire|
|Date of death||2 April 1967|
|Faction represented in Knesset|
|1949–1951||Sephardim & Oriental Communities|
Born in Jerusalem, Elmalih was educated in a yeshiva and an alliance school before studying at the Archeological Institute, before working as a teacher in his home city, Istanbul, Jaffa and Damascus. In 1914 he established the Herut newspaper, editing it until 1919. During World War I he was exiled to Damascus.
In 1920 he was elected to the Assembly of Representatives for Histadrut HaSephardim, and the following year joined the Jewish National Council. In 1921 he became a member of the editorial board of the Doar Hayom newspaper, serving until 1932, and in 1928 published a book, The Land of Israel and Syria during WWI. In 1935 he became a member of Jerusalem city council.
- Encyclopaedia Judaica, 1971 Edition, Volume 6, page 682.
- Avraham Elmalih on the Knesset website