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Avi Yehezkel

(1958 - )

Avraham "Avi" Yehezkel is a former Israeli politician who served in the Knesset from 1992 to 2006.

Yehezkel (born June 10, 1958) was born in Tel-Aviv. He holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Tel-Aviv University, and also studied towards an M.A. degree. Yehezkel served as Secretary General of the National Youth Wing of the Labor Party, and Chairman of the Histadrut Executive and Personnel Department.

Yehezkel was first elected as a Member of Knesset in 1992 representing the Labor Party. Prior to the 1999 elections, Yehezkel moved to the One Israel Party and then came back to Labor before the following elections. In March 2001, Yehezkel was appointed Deputy Minister of Transportation.

He lost his seat in the Knesset following the 2003 elections but re-entered in 2006 as a replacement for Dalia Itzik. Only two weeks after, Yehezkel announced his own resignation.

He is married and has three children.

Sources: Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs