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Pinchas Sapir
Pinchas Sapir 1955.jpg
Date of birth 15 October 1906
Place of birth Suwałki, Russian Empire
Date of death 12 August 1975(1975-08-12) (aged 68)
Place of death Nevatim, Israel
Knessets 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Faction represented in Knesset
1959–1965 Mapai
1965–1968 Alignment
1968–1969 Labor Party
1969–1975 Alignment
Ministerial roles
1955–1965 Minister of Trade and Industry
1963–1968 Minister of Finance
1968–1969 Minister without Portfolio
1969–1974 Minister of Finance
1970–1972 Minister of Trade and Industry
Minister Sapir visiting a factory at Kibbutz Gan Shmuel (1962)

Pinchas Sapir (Hebrew: פנחס ספיר‎, born Pinchas Kozlowski 15 October 1906-12 August 1975) was an Israeli politician during the first three decades following the country's founding.

He held two important ministerial posts, Minister of Finance (1963–68 and 1969–74) and Minister of Trade and Industry (1955–65 and 1970–72) as well as several other high-ranking governmental posts. He is often considered to be 'the father' of the Israeli economy for his unwavering efforts to foster economic development during the country's formative years.

Biography[edit]

Pinhas Sapir was a long-time resident of the city of Kfar Saba where he lived in a modest house until his death. He died from a heart attack while attending a ceremony in moshav Nevatim, in 12 August 1975.[1][2]

Political career[edit]

Pinhas Sapir with Arab MKs

At the time he served, the young state was isolated economically from its neighbors while having to contend with significant defense expenditures and struggling to absorb and provide for the many Jewish immigrants who entered its borders. Sapir worked tirelessly to attract foreign investments to the country, often by personally encouraging and enticing businessmen from around the world to set up factories and businesses in the young nation.[1] He is known for always carrying with him his famous "black notebook" in which he kept his notes and observations pertaining to economic matters as he traveled around the country.[3] It was often said that in those days that the entire economy of the state of Israel was managed from that famous black notebook.

While he is sometimes criticized for perhaps providing undue protection to wealthy investors and practicing too much centralized control (as in the "black notebook"),[4] he is nevertheless recognized as a man of action who always had the best interests of the Israeli economy and society on his mind. Indeed, during his tenure the country experienced very high economic growth rates, sometimes exceeding 10% annually despite the many challenges it faced from both outside and within. For this he is often considered one of the best finance ministers in the state's history. Moshav Sapir, founded in 1978, was named in his honour.

Commemoration[edit]

On October 2012 the Ramat Gan Safari zoo named a newborn Brazilian Tapir in Sapir's honor. Following the collection of possible names that start with the letter P (as it is the zoo's practice to name all individuals of the same family with names starting with the same letter), suggested by the general public, the young tapir was named Pinchas Tapir.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Milestones". Time Magazine. 25 August 1975. Retrieved 26 October 2007. 
  2. ^ Whitman, Alden (13 August 1975). "Pinhas Sapir, 68, of Israel, Ex-Cabinet Minister, Dies". The New York Times. p. 36. Retrieved 26 October 2007. 
  3. ^ S. Hattis-Rolef (1998). Political Lexicon of Israel (in Hebrew). Keter. 
  4. ^ "Sapir Pinchas" (in Hebrew). THe Israeli Labour Movement website. Retrieved 26 October 2007. 
  5. ^ "אנחנו לא מפסיקים להתרגש: טפיר נולד בספארי". Ramat Gan Safari. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 

External links[edit]


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