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David Petel (Hebrew: דוד פתל‎, 6 September 1921 – 6 October 2019) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Mapai and its successors from 1959 until 1969.

David Petel
Date of birth6 September 1921
Place of birthBasra, Iraq
Year of aliyah1941
Date of death6 October 2019(2019-10-06) (aged 98)
Place of deathRamat Gan, Israel[citation needed]
Knessets4, 5, 6
Faction represented in Knesset
1968–1969Labor Party


Born in Basra in Iraq, Petel made aliyah to Mandatory Palestine in 1941, and later became chairman of the Iraqi Immigrants Association.[1]

A member of Mapai, he was elected to Bnei Brak city council, and in 1959 was elected to the Knesset on the Mapai list. He was re-elected in 1961 and 1965, by which time Mapai had formed the Alignment alliance. He lost his seat in the 1969 elections. In 1974 he became a member of the Histadrut's Co-ordinating Committee.[1]


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