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Veteran dovish Israeli politician Yossi Sarid dies, aged 75

Veteran dovish Israeli politician Yossi Sarid dies, aged 75

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Yossi Sarid, a former Israeli government minister who was among the most vocal to advocate Israeli territorial concessions to resolve the conflict with the Palestinians, has died at age 75, his son says.

His son Yishai told Army Radio he died Friday night after suffering from a heart condition in recent years.

Sarid was known for the sharp and fiery comments he would fling at political opponents at parliament. His toughest exchanges came with hawkish lawmakers and ultra-Orthodox Jewish members.

He served in parliament for over four decades, including posts as education minister and environment minister. He led the dovish Meretz party before he retired in 2006.

Zahava Galon of Meretz said the funeral will be held on Sunday.


Updated : 2021-09-21 22:49 GMT+08:00