Shlomo Hillel

  • shlomo hillel
    shlomo hilel cropped.jpg
    date of birth (1923-04-23) 23 april 1923 (age 96)
    place of birthbaghdad, mandatory iraq
    year of aliyah1934
    knessets2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    faction represented in knesset
    1952–1959mapai
    1969–1991alignment
    1991–1992labor party
    ministerial roles
    1969–1977minister of police
    1977minister of internal affairs
    other roles
    1959–1961ambassador to guinea
    1961–1963ambassador to ivory coast, upper volta, dahomey and niger
    1984–1988speaker of the knesset

    shlomo hillel (hebrew: שלמה הלל‎, born 23 april 1923) is an iraqi-born israeli diplomat and politician who served as speaker of the knesset, minister of police, minister of internal affairs, and ambassador to several countries in africa. as an agent of the mossad lealiyah bet in the late 1940s and early 1950s, he arranged the mass airlift of iraqi jews to israel known as operation ezra and nehemiah.

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Shlomo Hillel
Shlomo Hilel cropped.jpg
Date of birth (1923-04-23) 23 April 1923 (age 96)
Place of birthBaghdad, Mandatory Iraq
Year of aliyah1934
Knessets2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Faction represented in Knesset
1952–1959Mapai
1969–1991Alignment
1991–1992Labor Party
Ministerial roles
1969–1977Minister of Police
1977Minister of Internal Affairs
Other roles
1959–1961Ambassador to Guinea
1961–1963Ambassador to Ivory Coast, Upper Volta, Dahomey and Niger
1984–1988Speaker of the Knesset

Shlomo Hillel (Hebrew: שלמה הלל‎, born 23 April 1923) is an Iraqi-born Israeli diplomat and politician who served as Speaker of the Knesset, Minister of Police, Minister of Internal Affairs, and ambassador to several countries in Africa. As an agent of the Mossad LeAliyah Bet in the late 1940s and early 1950s, he arranged the mass airlift of Iraqi Jews to Israel known as Operation Ezra and Nehemiah.