Shmuel Toledano

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Shmuel Toledano
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Date of birth (1921-01-16) 16 January 1921 (age 96)
Place of birth Tiberias, Mandatory Palestine
Knessets 9
Faction represented in Knesset
1977–1978 Democratic Movement for Change
1978–1981 Shinui

Shmuel Toledano (Hebrew: שמואל טולידאנו‎‎, born 16 January 1921) is an Israeli former Mossad employee and politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the Democratic Movement for Change and Shinui between 1977 and 1981.

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Born in Tiberias during the Mandate era, Toledano attended the Scottish College in Safed. He joined the Haganah, and was imprisoned by the British authorities in Latrun. From 1949 he served in the Israel Defense Forces, and was demobilised with the rank of major. Between 1953 and 1976 he worked for Mossad, and was one of the organisation's leaders.

He joined Mapai in 1960, but left the party in 1977 to join the newly formed Democratic Movement for Change (Dash). He was elected to the Knesset on the party's list in 1977 and chaired the State Control Committee. When Dash split the following year, he became a member of Shinui.[1] He lost his seat in the 1981 elections, and in 1983 left Shinui to join Mapam. For his efforts for peace he won in 1999 the Mount Zion Award.

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