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Jerusalem - Last Survivor of Israel's First Parliament Dies

Published on: March 13, 2011 08:47 AM
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Jerusalem - The last surviving member of Israel’s first parliament has died.

Tawfik Toubi was a founding member of the Israeli Communist Party and two of its offshoots. He died Saturday at 88.

Toubi was born in 1922 in what was then British-controlled Palestine. He served in the Knesset, or parliament, from its establishment in 1949 until he resigned in 1990.

In all, he was elected to 12 terms.

His funeral was taking place in his hometown of Haifa on Sunday.

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 Mar 13, 2011 at 11:58 AM Anonymous Says:

Was he a jew?


 Mar 13, 2011 at 12:33 PM charliehall Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

Was he a jew?

He was a Communist from an Arab Christian family. He served 41 years in the Knesset.


 Mar 13, 2011 at 05:37 PM The-Macher Says:

Beavoid Reshoim Rina!!!!


 Mar 14, 2011 at 06:56 AM sanity Says:

To macher, your an ill informed idiot. There are many different factions in israel. One of them, the christian arabs for the most part are regular well behaved citizens. Quoting beaveid reshaiim rinah on all non-jewish deaths is wrong and not in line with jewish thought. Your shortsightedness and bigotry are detestable. On the other hand maybe you know something we don't, which if the case pray tell


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