Former MK and Labor leader Aryeh (Lova) Eliav dies at 89

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May 30, 2010 21:16

 
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Aryeh (Lova) Eliav,one of the founders of the Labor movement and member of two governments, died Sunday at Tel Aviv's Ichilov Hospital. He was 89 years old.

During the late 1960's Eliav served in Labor governments as deputy industry, trade and labor minister and later as deputy absorption minister. His last formal post in the Labor party was as party chairman, after being elected in 1970.

He was also an early and vocal critic of settlements beyond the Green Line, opposing their establishment from 1967 onwards.

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