(1941 - )
Abraham Hirchson was born in Israel in 1941. He completed his military service with the rank of Staff Sergeant
and pursued academic studies.
Hirchson served as Secretary General of Hanoar Haleumi
Haoved Vehalomed (1970-1992), and as Chairman of the National Labor
Union (from 1995) and the Leumit Health Fund (from 1996). He also served
as President of the "March of the Living" Project and was
the initiator and president of the ”Jewish Heroes Quiz”.
He was a Member of the Board of the Special Swiss Committee for Needy
First elected to the Knesset in June 1981, he has served continuously since the 13th
Knesset (June 1992).
Most recently in the 16th
Knesset he served as Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and Chairman
of the Finance Committee. He has also served, among others, as a member
of the Knesset House Committee, Finance Committee, Economics Committee,
Labor, Social Affairs and Health Committee, State Control Committee,
and Education, Culture, and Sports Committee.
In January 2005, Abraham Hirchson was appointed Minister
Abraham Hirchson served as Minister of Tourism from
January 2005 until May 2006, and as Minister of Communications
from January 2006.
In May 2006 he was appointed Minister of Finance.
He is widowed, and has three children.