Gavriel Cohen

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Gavriel Cohen
Gavriel Cohen 12-01-1966.jpg
Date of birth (1928-05-30) 30 May 1928 (age 88)
Place of birth Jerusalem Mandatory Palestine
Knessets 6
Faction represented in Knesset
1965-1968 Alignment
1968-1969 Labor Party
1969 Alignment

Gavriel Cohen (Hebrew: גבריאל כהן‎‎, born 30 May 1928) is a former Israeli academic and politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the Alignment and Labor Party between 1965 and 1969.


Born in Jerusalem during the Mandate era, Cohen joined the Palmach in 1948 and fought in the Arab-Israeli War in that year. He later studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Oxford.

In 1953 he joined Ahdut HaAvoda,[1] and in 1965 was elected to the Knesset on the Alignment list (an alliance of Ahdut HaAvoda and Mapai). He lost his seat in the 1969 elections.

Outside politics he lectured on medieval and modern history at Tel Aviv University, where he became a professor in 1976. Between 1983 and 1986 he served as dean of the Humanities Faculty at the university, before becoming a member of the Council for Higher Education.[1]


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