|Date of birth||30 May 1928|
|Place of birth||Jerusalem Mandatory Palestine|
|Faction represented in Knesset|
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.
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.
- Gavriel Cohen: Public Activities Knesset website
- Gavriel Cohen on the Knesset website