Yehuda Harel

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Yehuda Harel
Date of birth (1934-11-11) 11 November 1934 (age 83)
Place of birth Berlin, Germany
Year of aliyah 1935
Knessets 14
Faction represented in Knesset
1996–1999 The Third Way

Yehuda Harel (Hebrew: יהודה הראל‎‎, born 11 November 1934) is a former Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for The Third Way between 1996 and 1999.

Biography[edit]

Yehuda Harel was born in Berlin in 1934. His family made aliyah to Mandatory Palestine the following year. Harel studied philosophy and history at Tel Aviv University. He was the secretary of the Mahanot Olim youth movement. He joined Kibbutz Menara, becoming its secretary. He also served as secretary of the Committee of Golan Settlements. Harel was one of the founders of Kibbutz Merom Golan.[1]

Political career[edit]

Harel served as a personal aide to Yitzhak Rabin. In 1996, he was a founding member of the Third Way party, and was elected to the Knesset on its list that year. He served as the party's parliamentary group chairman, and was third on the party's list for the 1999 elections.[2] However, the party failed to cross the electoral threshold and Harel lost his seat.

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