Menachem Cohen (politician)


Menachem Cohen (Hebrew: מנחם כהן, 5 July 1922 – 11 March 1975) was an Israeli politician.

Menachem Cohen
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Faction represented in the Knesset
1968–1969Labor Party
Personal details
Born5 July 1922
Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
Died11 March 1975(1975-03-11) (aged 52)


Born in Jerusalem during the Mandate era, Cohen helped organise illegal Jewish immigration from Syria. He worked as a director of the Neighbourhoods Department on Tel Aviv Workers Council, and was a representative of the neighbourhoods (in particular, the Hatikva Quarter) on Tel Aviv City Council.

In the 1949 Knesset elections he was on the Mapai list, but failed to win a seat. Although he entered the Knesset on 19 May 1951 as a replacement for the deceased David Remez,[1] he lost his seat in the July 1951 elections. He returned to the Knesset following the 1959 elections, and was re-elected in 1961. In 1965 and in 1969 elections, he was elected from the Alignment alliance list. He lost his seat in the 1973 elections, and died in 1975.


  1. ^ Knesset Members in the First Knesset Knesset website

External linksEdit

  • Menachem Cohen on the Knesset website