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Levy, David

Born: 1938 AD
Currently alive, at 77 years of age.
Nationality: Israeli
Categories: Politician

1938 – Born on Morocco. His first jobs were planting trees for the Jewish National Fund. He also picked cotton on a kibbutz, where he organized a strike protesting the dirty drinking water supplied to laborers. This was his first political act.

1957 – Immigrated with his family to Israel.

1965 – Levy won his first election, to Beit Shean’s Local Council. He quit his job as a construction worker, even though the pay was higher, to devote all his energy to the Council.

1969 – Levy worked his way through the political ranks, joining Menachem Begin’s Herut Party and winning his first Knesset seat.

1977 – Israeli immigration and absorption minister.

1978 – Israeli construction and housing minister.

1990 – He was the Israeli foreign minister.

1995 – Rival of Benjamin Netanyahu, split from Likud party and founded New Way party (also Gesher party).

1998 – He resigned in January because of dissatisfaction with budget allocations for the poor and policies related to the peace process.