Zecharia Glosca

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Zecharia Glosca
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Date of birth 1894
Place of birth Yemen
Year of aliyah 1909
Date of death 19 September 1960
Knessets 1
Faction represented in Knesset
1949–1951 Yemenite Association

Zecharia Glosca (Hebrew: זכריה גלוסקא‬, born 1894, died 19 September 1960) was a Yemenite Jew and Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the Yemenite Association between 1949 and 1951.

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Born in Yemen, Glosca made aliyah to Ottoman-controlled Palestine in 1909. His family settled in the Tel Aviv neighbourhood of Neve Tzedek, and he studied in a heder. Aftwards he worked as a factory labourer, and an agricultural labourer in orchards around Petah Tikva.[1]

He joined Hapoel Hatzair in 1911, and was also one of the first members of the Histadrut union. In 1921 he was amongst the founders of the Young Mizrahi federation, becoming its chairman in 1925.

In 1922 he was elected to the Assembly of Representatives, where he served until 1928. He worked as an emissary for the Yemenite Association in Egypt and the United States. He returned in 1949 and headed the Association's list in the first elections that year. The party won a single seat, taken by Glosca.

In the 1951 elections Shimon Garidi took over as head of the list, and Glosca lost his seat. He died in 1960.

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