Ramiz Jaraisy

Ramiz Jaraisy (Arabic: رامز جرايسي‎, Hebrew: ראמז ג'ראיסי‎; born October 24, 1951) is a Palestinian and / or Israeli-Arab politician and the former mayor of Nazareth.[1]

Ramiz Jaraisy
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Ramiz Jaraisy
DeputyTawfiq Ziad
Personal details
Born(1951-10-24)October 24, 1951
Political partyHadash

Jaraisy was born in Israel. He holds a BSc in mechanical engineering (1973) and an MSc in civil engineering (1978), both from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. He established two Arab-Israeli student unions, first for the Technion, and subsequently a national chapter. Jaraisy is a Greek Orthodox Christian.[1]

Jaraisy was first elected to the Nazareth City Council in 1978. Later he became deputy mayor under Tawfiq Ziad. After Ziad's death in 1994 he was elected mayor of Nazareth.[2]


  1. ^ a b Gazzar, Brenda (April 30, 2009). "Nazareth split over pope's visit. Tourism, peace hopes vie with calls for pontiff to stay away". Jerusalem Post. p. 4.
  2. ^ Palestinian Christians in Israel, Una McGahern

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