Nissim Eliad

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Nissim Eliad
Date of birth 1 July 1919
Place of birth Tiberias, Palestine
Date of death 15 November 2014(2014-11-15) (aged 95)
Knessets 6, 7, 8
Faction represented in Knesset
1968–1969 Independent Liberals
1969–1974 Independent Liberals
1974–1977 Independent Liberals

Nissim Eliad (Hebrew: נסים אליעד‎‎, 1 July 1919 – 15 November 2014) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the Independent Liberals between 1968 and 1977.

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Born Nissim Amsalem in Tiberias, Eliad was a member of the Maccabi HaTzair and Betar youth movements, as well as being amongst the youth leadership of Mapai. He studied oriental studies, bible and Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and also studied at a law school, where he was certified as a lawyer.

In 1950 he joined the Progressive Party. For the 1965 elections he was on the Independent Liberal list (a party formed by former Progressive Party members after its merger with the General Zionists), but failed to win a seat. However, he entered the Knesset on 23 December 1968 as a replacement for party leader Pinchas Rosen,[1] who had decided to retire from politics. Although he lost his seat in the 1969 elections, he returned to the Knesset shortly after the elections, after Moshe Kol resigned his seat after being given a ministerial position. He lost his seat for a second time in the 1973 elections, but returned again after Kol was re-appointed to the cabinet. He lost his seat for a final time in the 1977 elections.

Outside of the Knesset, Eliad was also a member of the presidium of the World Zionist Organization's executive committee, and of the executive committee of the Histadrut trade union.

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