Shostak, Eliezer

views updated


SHOSTAK, ELIEZER (1911–2001), Israeli politician. Shostak was born in Poland and immigrated to Ereẓ Israel in 1935. He was one of the founders of the *Ḥerut Party and was appointed secretary-general of the National (Revisionist) Labor Federation. A member of the Knesset representing Ḥerut, he resigned from the party in 1966 to form, together with Samuel Tamir, the Free Center, whose representatives they were in the Seventh Knesset, but he subsequently left it to join La'am.

Shostak was a member of every Knesset from the Second to the eleventh and was appointed minister of health in 1977 and again in 1981.