David Stern (Israeli politician)

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David Stern
Date of birth 29 March 1910
Place of birth Suwałki, Russian Empire
Year of aliyah 1935
Date of death 13 February 2003(2003-02-13) (aged 92)
Knessets 9
Faction represented in Knesset
1979–1981 Likud
Stern's grave in the Nahlat Yitzhak cemetery

David Stern (Hebrew: דוד שטרן‎‎, 29 March 1910 – 13 February 2003) was an Israeli businessman and politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Likud between 1979 and 1981.

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Stern was born in Suwałki in the Russian Empire (today in Poland) in 1910. During World War I his mother fled the Germans with him and his brother, Avraham, and found refuge with her sister in Russia. Stern studied engineering in Brno in Czechoslovakia. He made aliyah to Mandatory Palestine in 1935, and became a member of Lehi, of which Avraham was the leader.

He worked as a building contractor, and was president of the Building Contractors Association.

A member of the Herut central committee, he became a member of Tel Aviv city council in 1969. He was on the Likud list (an alliance of Herut and other right-wing parties) for the 1977 elections, but failed to win a seat. However, he entered the Knesset on 18 June 1979 as a replacement for Shmuel Rechtman,[1] who had resigned his seat after failing in an appeal against a conviction for bribery. Stern lost his seat in the 1981 elections.

He died in 2003 at the age of 92.

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