Yosef Sapir

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Yosef Sapir
Yosef Sapir 1946 D841-096.jpg
Date of birth 27 January 1902
Place of birth Jaffa, Ottoman Empire
Date of death 26 February 1972(1972-02-26) (aged 70)
Knessets 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Faction represented in Knesset
1949–1961 General Zionists
1961–1965 Liberal Party
1965–1972 Gahal
Ministerial roles
1952 Minister of Health
1952–1955 Minister of Transportation
1967–1969 Minister without Portfolio
1969–1970 Minister of Trade and Industry

Yosef Sapir (Hebrew: יוסף ספיר‬; January 27, 1902 – February 26, 1972) was an Israeli politician and Knesset member of the 1st to 7th Knessets. He served as head of the General Zionists and was a founding member of the Gahal party.

Sapir was born in Jaffa in 1902, then under the Ottoman Empire. Between 1940 and 1951 he served as the mayor of Petah Tikva, where a major street (part of Road 481) is named after him. Shortly after his tenure, at the end of 1952, Sapir joined the national government as Health Minister, later going on to become the Minister of Transportation between 1952 and 1955.

Sapir served as a Minister without Portfolio in Levi Eshkol's emergency government formed on the eve of the Six-Day War. He assumed the post of Minister of Trade and Industry in Golda Meir's government, until Gahal left the coalition on 6 August 1970.

Karmei Yosef, a community settlement founded in 1984 between Ramle and Beit Shemesh, is named in his honor.

External links

  • Yosef Sapir on the Knesset website
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