Avraham Burg

  • avraham burg
    avraham burg by david shankbone.jpg
    date of birth (1955-01-19) 19 january 1955 (age 65)
    place of birthjerusalem
    knessets12, 13, 15, 16
    faction represented in knesset
    1988–1991alignment
    1992–1995labor party
    1999–2001one israel
    2001–2004labor party
    other roles
    1999–2003speaker of the knesset
    2000acting president

    avraham "avrum" burg (hebrew: אברהם בורג, born 19 january 1955) is an israeli author, politician and businessman:[1] he was a member of the knesset, chairman of the jewish agency for israel, speaker of the knesset, and interim president of israel. he was the first speaker of the knesset to have been born in israeli territory after independence in 1948. a member of the labor party when he was a member of the knesset, burg announced in january 2015 that he had joined hadash.[2]

  • early life
  • political career
  • after retirement
  • published works
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Avraham Burg
Avraham Burg by David Shankbone.jpg
Date of birth (1955-01-19) 19 January 1955 (age 65)
Place of birthJerusalem
Knessets12, 13, 15, 16
Faction represented in Knesset
1988–1991Alignment
1992–1995Labor Party
1999–2001One Israel
2001–2004Labor Party
Other roles
1999–2003Speaker of the Knesset
2000Acting President

Avraham "Avrum" Burg (Hebrew: אברהם בורג, born 19 January 1955) is an Israeli author, politician and businessman:[1] he was a member of the Knesset, chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Speaker of the Knesset, and Interim President of Israel. He was the first Speaker of the Knesset to have been born in Israeli territory after independence in 1948. A member of the Labor Party when he was a member of the Knesset, Burg announced in January 2015 that he had joined Hadash.[2]