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Members of the Knesset

Avraham Neguise


Chairman of committee for immigration, absorption and diaspora affairs.
Chairman of the caucus for Israel - Africa Relations
Chairman of the parliamentarian friendship Groups of Israel with Ethiopia, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire and Rwanda.

Personal Data
Date of birth: 10.02.1958
Place of birth: Ethiopia
Marital Status: Married + 2.
Date of Aliya: 28.03.1985
Residence: Jerusalem
Phone (office): 02-6408658
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook: Avraham Neguise - אברהם נגוסה
Twitter: @AvrahamNeguise
Languages: Hebrew, Amharic, English

2011-2014 LL.B, Law, Sha'aray Mishpat Academic Center .
2004-2008 PhD in Education, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
2002-2004 Masters degree (MEI), Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
1994-1997 M.A., Social Work, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
1986-1990 B.A., Social Work, Hebrew University, Jerusalem


1997-2015 Director, Mikanaf Darom LeZion Association for the ingathering and absorption of Ethiopian Jewry in Israel.
1990-1997 Social worker, Welfare Department, Jerusalem Municipality
1978-1981 Manager of orphanage, Gonder, Ethiopia

Community Activism

From 2012 Chairman of The Likud Party ,Jerusalem Branch

2001-2004, 2007-2009

Co-Founder, Executive Board member and Council member, Ethiopian National Project

(The ENP is a joint project of the Government of Israel, the Jewish Agency, the Joint, the Jewish Federations of North America and the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel).
In these capacities, Dr. Neguise helped establish the ENP’s organizational infrastructure and was a partner in its budget development and planning. He developed programs in education, youth at risk, community building and leadership development at a local and national level; He identified community needs and established fund-raising relationships with Jewish Federations, donors, and private foundations.

2007-2009 Chairman, Ethiopian Immigrant Organizations Representative Body, Ethiopian National Project

1991-1994 Founder and chairman, Mikanaf Darom LeZion Association for the absorption of Ethiopian Jewry in Israel In this position, Dr. Neguise led a public campaign to bring the Jews remaining in Ethiopia to Israel. The campaign succeeded in reversing Israeli government policy and bringing 55,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel.

1987-1990 Member and activist, Association of Ethiopian Students in Israel