|Date of birth||4 April 1937|
|Place of birth||Haifa, Mandatory Palestine|
|Knessets||10, 11, 12|
|Faction represented in Knesset|
|1984–1988||Minister of Immigrant Absorption|
|1988–1990||Minister of Health|
|1992–1996||Minister of Agriculture|
Born in Haifa during the Mandate era, Tzur studied bible and history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Between 1955 and 1957 he was part of the Yotvata settlement group, and in 1957 became a member of kibbutz Netiv HaLamed-Heh. He worked as a teacher in schools in Givat Brenner and Kfar Menachem, before serving as director of the education department of HaKibbutz HaMeuhad between 1972 and 1974. In 1976 he became the movement's secretary, overseeing its 1979 merger into the United Kibbutz Movement i (of which he served as secretary until 1981).
In 1981 he was elected to the Knesset on the Alignment's list. Re-elected in 1984, he was appointed Minister of Immigrant Absorption. Following the 1988 elections he became Minister of Health, serving until the Alignment withdrew from the government in March 1990.
- "Ya'akov Tzur". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
- Ya'akov Tzur on the Knesset website