David Petel

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David Petel
Date of birth (1921-09-06) 6 September 1921 (age 96)
Place of birth Basra, Iraq
Year of aliyah 1941
Knessets 4, 5, 6
Faction represented in Knesset
1959–1965 Mapai
1965–1968 Alignment
1968–1969 Labor Party
1969 Alignment

David Petel (Hebrew: דוד פתל‎, born 6 September 1921) is a former Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Mapai and its successors from 1959 until 1969.


Born in Basra in Iraq, Petel made aliyah to Mandatory Palestine in 1941, and later became chairman of the Iraqi Immigrants Association.[1]

A member of Mapai, he was elected to Bnei Brak city council, and in 1959 was elected to the Knesset on the Mapai list. He was re-elected in 1961 and 1965, by which time Mapai had formed the Alignment alliance. He lost his seat in the 1969 elections. In 1974 he became a member of the Histadrut's Co-ordinating Committee.[1]


  1. ^ a b David Petel: Public Activities Knesset website

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