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Former Minister Sarah Doron dies at 88

Doron, who served as Knesset member for 15 years on behalf of Likud, was member of Israeli delegation to 1991 Madrid Peace Conference

Sarah Doron, who served as a Knesset member on behalf of the Likud from 1977 to 1992, died Wednesday at the age of 88.


Doron served as minister without portfolio for about a year towards the end of Menachem Begin's term as prime minister and after he was replaced by Yitzhak Shamir.


She will be laid to rest at 2 am Wednesday at the Yarkon Cemetery in Tel Aviv.


Doron was born in 1922 in Kaunas, Lithuania and immigrated to Israel at the age of 11. She began her political career at the Tel Aviv City Council, where she served as a council member and chairwoman of the municipality's Education Committee.


She was first elected to the Knesset in 1977 and was a member of the Labor and Welfare Committee and Education and Culture Committee. She later joined the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and was a member of the sub-committee examining yeshiva draft exemptions.


In the 12th Knesset she served as chairwoman of the coalition. She was also part of the Israeli delegation to the 1991 Madrid Peace Conference.Three years ago she was appointed president of Maccabi Healthcare Services, after serving as a board member.


Doron was survived by her husband, Aharon, and two grandchildren, Guy and Ron Shneor. Her daughter, Dafna Shneor, died three years ago.


Boaz Fyler and Attila Somfalvi contributed to this report



פרסום ראשון: 11.03.10, 09:55
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