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Leon Litinetski

Leon Litinetski

Israeli politician
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Occupations Politician
Countries Israel
Gender male
Birth August 2, 1967 (Kazan)
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Biography

Leon Litinetski (Hebrew: לאון ליטינצקי‎‎, born 2 August 1967) is an Israeli politician. He served as a member of the Knesset for the Labor Party between 2008 and 2009, and for Yisrael Beiteinu between 2014 and 2015.

Biography

Born in Kazan in the Soviet Union, Litinetski studied medicine at Kazan State University between 1984 and 1990, but did not graduate. He made aliyah to Israel in 1991. Between 1995 and 1997 he studied at the ORT College in Kfar Saba, before studying political science at Tel Aviv University.

In 1995 he became a member of the Worker's Committee of the Israel Electric Corporation. In 1999 he became an assembly member of the Histadrut and chairman of the National Organisation for Russian-speaking Israelis. In 2000 he was a delegate to the World Zionist Congress.

Litinetski currently lives in Kfar Saba, and is married with one child.

Political career

Litinetski was placed ninth on the One Nation list for the 2003 Knesset elections. However, the party won only three seats. In 2005 the party merged into the Labor Party, and Litinetski was placed 21st on the Labor-Meimad list for the 2006 elections. Although the party won 19 seats, Litinetski entered the Knesset on 2 July 2008 as a replacement for Danny Yatom who had resigned to go into business.

Placed 18th on the party's list, he lost his seat in the 2009 elections as Labor was reduced to 13 seats. In the 2013 elections, he ran on the joint Likud Yisrael Beitenu list. Although he failed to win a seat, he entered the Knesset on 5 November 2014 as a replacement for Gideon Sa'ar. He was placed twelfth on the Yisrael Beiteinu list for the 2015 elections, losing his seat when the party was reduced to six seats.

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