Menachem Cohen (politician)

Summary

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
1951Mapai
1959–1965Mapai
1965–1968Alignment
1968–1969Labor Party
1969–1974Alignment
Personal details
Born5 July 1922
Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
Died11 March 1975(1975-03-11) (aged 52)

BiographyEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Knesset Members in the First Knesset Knesset website

External linksEdit

  • Menachem Cohen on the Knesset website