Yigal Allon

Yigal Allon
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Acting Prime Minister of Israel
In office
26 February 1969 – 17 March 1969
Preceded byLevi Eshkol
Succeeded byGolda Meir
Yigal Allon
Date of birth(1918-10-10)10 October 1918
Place of birthKfar Tavor, Palestine
Date of death29 February 1980(1980-02-29) (aged 61)
Place of deathAfula, Israel
Knessets3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Faction represented in Knesset
1955–1965Ahdut HaAvoda
1968–1969Labor Party
Ministerial roles
1961–1968Minister of Labour
1968–1969Minister of Immigrant Absorption
1968–1977Deputy Prime Minister
1969Interim Prime Minister
1969–1974Minister of Education and Culture
1974–1977Minister of Foreign Affairs
Cause of deathHeart attack
EducationKadoorie Agricultural High School
St Antony's College, Oxford
Spouse(s)Ruth Episdorf
ChildrenNurit (b. 1940), Yiftah (b. 1948), Goni (b. 1953)
Parent(s)Reuven Paicovich, Chayah-Etil Schwartz

Yigal Allon[1] (Hebrew: יגאל אלון‎; 10 October 1918 – 29 February 1980) was an Israeli politician, a commander of the Palmach, and a general in the IDF. He served as one of the leaders of Ahdut HaAvoda party and the Israeli Labor party, and acting Prime Minister of Israel. He was a Knesset member and government minister from the third Knesset to the ninth inclusive.


Yigal Peikowitz (later Allon) was born in Kfar Tavor. His father immigrated to Palestine in 1890.[2]

After graduating from Kadoorie Agricultural High School in 1937, Allon became one of the founders of Kibbutz Ginosar.[3] Allon was married to Ruth. Their eldest daughter Nurit, was on the Autism spectrum.[4]

In 1950-1952, he studied philosophy and history at St Antony's College, Oxford.[5]

Allon died of heart failure in Afula[6] on 29 February 1980. He was buried on the shore of Sea of Galilee in the cemetery of Kibbutz Ginosar (Kibbutz Ginosar Cemetery) in the Northern District.[7] The funeral was attended by tens of thousands of mourners, with condolences extended by many world leaders, including Egyptian president Anwar Sadat.[8]

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עברית: יגאל אלון
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ייִדיש: יגאל אלון