Nahum Het

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Nahum Het
Nahum Heth.jpg
Date of birth 1896
Place of birth Odessa, Russian Empire
Year of aliyah 1919
Date of death 15 January 1990
Knessets 2
Faction represented in Knesset
1951–1955 General Zionists

Nahum Het (Hebrew: נחום חת‎, born 1896, died 15 January 1990) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the General Zionists between 1951 and 1955.


Born in Odessa in the Russian Empire (today in Ukraine), Het was educated at a heder and a gymnasium before attending Odessa University. In 1917 he joined Tzeiri Zion, and became deputy chairman of the All Russia Maccabi central committee. He was a member of the Jewish self-defence organisation in Odessa.

In 1919 he made aliyah to Palestine, and settled in Haifa the following year. He later studied law at the Jerusalem Law School, and was certified as a lawyer. In 1935 he became chairman of the Maccabi central committee, serving until 1939. Between 1944 and 1948 he was a member of the Jewish National Council.

From 1947 until 1948 he was a legal advisor to the Haganah's supreme command, and following independence, worked for the Ministry of Defense. In 1949 he became chairman of the Haifa branch of the General Zionists, and was also a member of Haifa city council. In 1951 he was elected to the Knesset on the party's list, but lost his seat in the 1955 elections. Also in 1951 he became president of Israel's Olympic committee, a position he held until 1956. In 1957 he became president of the World Maccabi Federation.

He died in 1990.

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