Saleh Saad

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Saleh Saad
Date of birth (1963-07-20) 20 July 1963 (age 55)
Place of birthBeit Jann, Israel
Knessets20
Faction represented in Knesset
2017–Zionist Union

Saleh Saad (Arabic: صالح سعد‎, Hebrew: סאלח סעד‎; born 20 July 1963) is an Israeli Druze politician. He is currently a member of the Knesset for the Zionist Union.

Biography[edit]

Saad was born in Beit Jann, and served in the Israeli security forces as a combatant for twelve years. He became a director of the Galilee Local Council Workers Division and was also chairman of the Galilee branch of the Histadrut.[1] A member of the Labor Party, he was placed 25th on the party's list for the 2013 Knesset elections,[2] However, he failed to win a seat.

Prior to the 2015 Knesset elections Saad was given the 26th place on the list of the Zionist Union (an alliance of Labor and Hatnuah),[3] a spot reserved for a Druze candidate.[1] Although the alliance won only 24 seats, Saad entered the Knesset on 3 October 2017 as a replacement for Manuel Trajtenberg,[4] who had retired from politics.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b MK Trajtenberg resigns from the Knesset Knesset, 1 October 2017
  2. ^ The Labor Party Candidates for the 19th Knesset Israel Democracy Institute
  3. ^ Zionist Union list Central Elections Commission
  4. ^ Replacements Among Knesset Members Knesset
  5. ^ Top Israeli economist quitting politics The Jerusalem Post, 28 September 2017

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