Shmuel Avital

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Shmuel Avital
Date of birth (1951-05-24) 24 May 1951 (age 67)
Place of birth Casablanca, Morocco
Year of aliyah 1953
Knessets 13
Faction represented in Knesset
1992–1996 Labor Party
Ministerial roles
2001–2002 Minister without Portfolio

Shmuel Avital (Hebrew: שמואל אביטל‎, born 24 May 1951) is a former Israeli politician who served as a minister without portfolio responsible for social co-ordination from March 2001 until February 2002.


Born in Casablanca in Morocco, Avital made aliyah to Israel in 1953. He studied at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba and worked in agriculture.[1]

In 1992 he was elected to the Knesset on the Labor Party's list. However, he lost his seat in the 1996 elections. Despite not being a member of the Knesset, in March 2001 he was appointed minister without portfolio responsible for social co-ordination in Ariel Sharon's national unity government. However, he resigned in February the following year.


  1. ^ Samuel Avital: Particulars Knesset website

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