Avraham Taviv

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Avraham Taviv
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Date of birth 1889
Place of birth Yemen
Year of aliyah 1908
Date of death 20 April 1950
Knessets 1
Faction represented in Knesset
1949–1950 Mapai

Avraham Taviv (Hebrew: אברהם טביב‎‎, born 1889, died 20 April 1950) was a Yemen-born Israeli politician.


Born in Yemen, Taviv received a religious education, before working as a jeweler and repairing weapons. He made aliyah to Ottoman-controlled Palestine in 1908 in the first caravan from Yemen. He joined Hapoel Hatzair and later Ahdut HaAvoda. In 1918 he was elected to Rishon LeZion's village council. An activist for Yemenite immigrants, he helped establish four Yemenite neighbourhoods in various cities and towns, and was the Yemenite settlements' representative on the Jewish Agency's Aliyah Committee.

In 1920 he attended the founding convention of the Histadrut trade union (and was later elected to its Agricultural Association), and in the same year he was elected to the first Assembly of Representatives. He served on the Jewish National Council until 1931, and again from 1944 until 1948. In 1923 he established the Yemenite Association, which he led until his death. In 1945 he joined Mapai, and was elected to the first Knesset on its list in 1949. He died on 20 April 1950, and was replaced by Yitzhak Kanav.[1]


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