(1937 - )
Uzi Baram, who holds a degree in political science and sociology, was born in Jerusalem in 1937.
He has been active in the Labour Party since his student days and was one of the founders of the Labour Partys Young Guard and its first Secretary (1966-70). In 1972-75 he chaired the Young Leadership Department of the World Zionist Organization. He was Chairman of the Jerusalem branch of the Labour Party (1975-1981) and subsequently served as the Party's Secretary-General (1984-88).
A Member of the Knesset since 1977, Baram has served on the following committees: House Committee (1977-81), Immigration and Absorption (1977-84) and Interior Affairs and the Environment (1977-81). From 1981 to 1984 he chaired the Committee on Immigration and Absorption, and from 1984 to 1992 was a member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.
From 1992-1996 he served as Minister of Tourism.
He is currently a member of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.
Source: Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Photo used with permission of the Knesset.