BARAM, UZI


BARAM, UZI
BARAM, UZI (1937– ), Israeli politician. Member of the Ninth to Fifteenth Knessets. Born in Jerusalem and the son of moshe baram , Uzi Baram studied political science and sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1964–65 he was chairman of the Mapai National Students Union and in 1965 was one of the founders of the Young Guard in Mapai, serving as its secretary general in 1968–70. In 1970–72 Baram was responsible for the emigration of academics from North America in the Jewish Agency offices in New York and in 1972–74 he was chairman of the Future Generation Section in the Jewish Agency. In 1975–77 he was secretary of the Jerusalem Branch of the Labor Party. Baram was first elected to the Knesset in 1977. In the Tenth Knesset he served as chairman of the Knesset Immigration and Absorption Committee, and in the years 1984–89 as secretary general of the Labor Party, fighting for the internal democratization of the Labor Party and the adoption of primaries for the election of its leaders, Knesset list, and candidates for mayor. In 1984 Baram tried to get former President Yitzḥak Navon to run for the Labor Party leadership against shimon peres , but was unsuccessful. In 1988 he fought against Labor's entry into another National Unity Government under Shamir, believing that under the changed circumstances Labor would suffer ideologically and electorally. Baram, who supported Yitzḥak Rabin in his leadership contest against Peres, was appointed minister of tourism in the government Rabin formed after the elections. He strongly supported the Oslo Accords. He served briefly as minister of the interior in 1995 but resigned for personal reasons. In the primaries for the Labor list towards the elections to the Fourteenth Knesset, Baram was unexpectedly elected to first place on the list after Shimon Peres. After Peres' defeat in the elections, Baram was one of those who demanded his resignation. He considered running for the party leadership, but finally decided not to and supported ehud barak in the 1997 Labor leadership contest. He was not, however, appointed to a ministerial position in Barak's government. Like many other promising Labor politicians of his generation, Baram became disenchanted with developments in the party and decided to leave active politics towards the elections to the Sixteenth Knesset. Subsequently he was regularly invited by the media to act as a political commentator. (Susan Hattis Rolef (2nd ed.)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Baram, Uzi — (1937 )    Born in Jerusalem and educated in political science and sociology at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he was a member of the Knesset on the Alignment Party list. He served as secretary general of the Israel Labor Party from 1984 until… …   Historical Dictionary of Israel

  • BARAM, MOSHE — (1911–1986), Israeli politician. Baram was born in Zdolbunov in Russia. As a boy, he joined the He Ḥalutz and the Freiheit Dror movement connected to Po alei Zion , and immigrated to Palestine in 1931, settling in Jerusalem. Baram was employed as …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Baram — Baram, je nach Transkription auch Bar am oder Bar am, bezeichnet: ein zerstörtes Dorf und einen Kibbuz im Norden Israels, siehe Bar am ein Ort in Bosnien Herzegowina, siehe Baram (Bosnien Herzegowina) ein israelischer Komponist, siehe Benjamin… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Uzi Baram — MKs Date of birth = Birth date and age|1937|4|6 Place of birth = Jerusalem, Mandate Palestine Year of Aliyah = Date of death = Place of death = Knesset(s) = 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th Party = One Israel Former parties = Alignment… …   Wikipedia

  • Moshe Baram — Date of birth 17 March 1911 Place of birth Zdolbuniv, Russian Empire Year of aliyah 1931 …   Wikipedia

  • Tzippori — Mona Lisa of the Galilee . Part of a mosaic floor in Tzippori. Tzippori (Hebrew: צִפּוֹרִי, ציפורי‎‎), also known as Sepphoris …   Wikipedia

  • POLITICAL LIFE AND PARTIES — Introduction It was largely due to the existence of the pre state political parties, which had conducted intensive political activities for almost half a century within the framework of the yishuv , under the British Mandate for Palestine, that… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Liste des membres de la 15e Knesset — Israël Cet article fait partie de la série sur la politique d Israël, sous série sur la politique. Lois fondame …   Wikipédia en Français

  • List of Israeli politicians — List of Israeli politicians: A * Aharon Abuhatzera, former minister, head of the National Religious Party * Yosef Almogi, former minister and mayor of Haifa * Yigal Allon, former general, government minister * Shulamit Aloni, founder of Human… …   Wikipedia

  • Tourism Minister of Israel — Israel This article is part of the series: Politics and government of Israel Basic Laws Jerusalem Law …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.