Jan. 11, 2019
The First Palestinian Member of Congress – Lenny Ben-David (Twitter)
John H. Krebs was first Palestinian Member of Congress.
Krebs, who was Jewish, was born in Berlin and moved to Palestine in 1933. He went to school there and joined the Haganah militia.
He moved to the U.S. in 1946 on his Palestine passport which listed him as a “Palestinian citizen.”
He served in the U.S. Army and two terms in Congress in 1975-79.