Dr. Akram Hasson
“Social, economic and educational integration between all sectors and citizens of the state is a necessary condition for maintaining a democratic and egalitarian Israel with a secure future.”
Born in Daliyat al-Carmel, former Carmel City mayor. He holds a BA in Education, a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Business Administration, and a Ph.D. in History. Graduate of the course for training directors in government companies, the ALCA course for management studies on behalf of the JDC, the ISO 9000 certification course, and the fitness trainer course.
He has written eight books in Hebrew, Arabic, English and Romanian and has written dozens of academic articles.
From 2009 to 2012 he served as President of the Carmel College.
From 2009 to 2012 he was Chairman of the Druze Research Institute.
Since 2005, he has been a member of the committee to examine the change in the Israeli government system.
From 2003 to 2008 he served as Chairman of the Planning and Construction Committee of “Reches Carmel” and a member of the National Planning Committee
From 2003 to 2008 he served as the first Druze mayor of Dalia / Isfiya
From 2006 to 2006 he served as a member of the Knesset Speaker’s Fund for the Needy.
From 1997 to 2003 he was a member of the Directorate of the Culture Department of the Ministry of Education.
From 2000 to 2003 he served as Director of the Carmel College.
From 1995 to 2002 he headed the local branch in Dalit El Carmel for fighting traffic accidents
From 1998 to 2002 he served as chairman of the opposition in the local council
From 1994 to 1999 he served as a member of the board of directors of the Dalit El Carmel Community Center.
From 1993 to 1998, he was a member of the Israeli sport commitee.
From 1989 to 1998, he served as Acting Chairman of the Local Council.
In 1982, he managed the Youth and Sports Division in the local council of Daliyat al-Carmel.
He completed his IDF service in the years 1978-1981.
In 2007, he was awarded the Israel Prize for Education and was the first minority mayor to receive this award. In 2008, he was awarded the honorary degree of the Zionist Council for his life’s work. In addition, he received a certificate of appreciation from the social wing of the Defense Ministry for his efforts to recruit Druze youth to the IDF.
His cousin is Brig. Gen. Hasson the president’s secretary
Married, father of five children and grandfather of six grandchildren