Last member of Israel’s first Knesset dies at 89

13.03.2011                      07.Adar ll, 5771


Last member of Israel's first Knesset dies at 89

Tawfik Toubi was a founding member of the Israeli Communist Party and was a Knesset member from 1949-1990.

Former Knesset member Tawfik Toubi died Saturday, aged 89. Toubi, a Haifa resident, was the last remaining living member of the first Knesset. On Sunday, Toubi will be laid to rest in Haifa's Kfar Samir (Sde Yehoshua) cemetery.
Toubi, one of the Israeli Communist Party founders, was born in Haifa and studied at the missionary high school at Mount Zion in Jerusalem. He joined the Palestinian Communist Party (PCP) in 1941. After the PCP split in 1943, he became one of the founding members of the League for National Liberation. In 1948, members of the Arab League and Jewish members of the PCP joined forces to establish the Israeli Communist Party (ICP)….