Alex Goldfarb (politician)

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Alex Goldfarb
Date of birth (1947-06-01) 1 June 1947 (age 77)
Place of birth Seini, Romania
Year of aliyah 1963
Knessets 13
Faction represented in Knesset
1992–1994 Tzomet
1992–1995 Yiud
1995–1996 Atid

Alex Goldfarb (Hebrew: אלכס גולדפרב‎, born 1 June 1947) is a former Israeli politician.


Alexander (Alex) Goldfarb was born in Seini, Romania, and emigrated to Israel in 1963. After his military service he worked as an independent building contractor and a certified electrician. Later he worked for the Israel Electric Corporation and became active in the workers union. Alongside his employment he studied business management at the Israeli College of Management.

In 1992, Goldfarb ran in the Israeli legislative elections on the Tzomet party list. In February 1994, he left the party along with Esther Salmovitz and Gonen Segev to establish Yiud.[1] The new party joined the administration of Yitzhak Rabin and Goldfarb was appointed Deputy Minister of Housing and Construction.

On 27 November 1995, Goldfarb and Salmovitz left Yiud to establish Atid.[1] The party did not run in the 1996 elections and Goldfarb lost his seat. He later joined the Labor Party and was later appointed to a position linked to the security industry by then-Minister of Defense, Binyamin Ben-Eliezer. He now is the director of a private company.


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