Ya'akov Klivnov

Ya'akov Klivnov (Hebrew: יעקב קליבנוב, born 20 December 1887, died 11 April 1966) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the General Zionists from 1949 until 1955, and again from 1955 until 1957.

Ya'akov Klivnov
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Faction represented in the Knesset
1949–1955General Zionists
1955–1957General Zionists
Personal details
Born20 December 1887
Russian Empire
Died11 April 1966(1966-04-11) (aged 78)


Born in Khalopenichy, Minsk Governorate in the Russian Empire (in present-day Belarus), Klivnov attended high school in Ukraine before studying law at the University of Petersburg, where he was certified as a lawyer in 1912. He was a member of the Zionist youth group HaTehiya between 1905 and 1910, and between 1907 and 1920 he edited a Russian newspaper. From 1913 until 1917 he served as secretary of the Zionist Federation in Russia, attended Zionist congresses, and was also a member of the Devotees of the Hebrew Language group.

He made aliyah to Mandatory Palestine in 1921. He was a member of the Community Committee in Haifa, and was amongst the founders of Kiryat Motzkin in 1934.

In the first Knesset elections in 1949, he was elected on the General Zionists list. He was re-elected in 1951, but lost his seat in the 1955 elections. However, he re-entered the Knesset on 16 June 1957 as a replacement for the deceased Haim Ariav.[1] He lost his seat in the 1959 elections and died in 1966.


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