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Victor Brailovsky

(1935 - )

Victor Brailovsky is an Israeli politician, computer scientist and aliyah activist.

Brailovsky (born December 27, 1935) was born in Moscow and immigrated to Israel in 1987. A Professor of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, from 1972 to 1987 he was an aliyah activist and a Prisoner of Zion in Russia.

From 1999 through 2006, Brailovsky served as a Member of Knesset since 1999. He was on the Committee for Immigration, Absorption, and the Diaspora, and the Committee for Scientific and Technological Research and Development. In March 2003, Brailovsky was appointed Deputy Minister of the Interior. In 2004, Brailovsky served as the Minister of Science and Technology.

In 2006, Brailovsky joined the Secular Faction (later Hetz). The party failed to cross the electoral threshold in the 2006 elections and he lost his seat.

Brailovsky speaks Hebrew, Russian, and English. He is married, and has two children.

Sources: Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Wikipedia