High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Professor Yair Sprinzak was an Israeli scientist and politician who served as a Knesset for Moledet between 1988 and 1992. HIs father, Yosef Sprinzak, was a politician in the early days of the state, and was a member of the Knesset for the left-wing Mapai, as well as being the first Knesset speaker. IN contrast, Yair became involved in right-wing politics, joining the Movement for Greater Israel and becoming a member of its directorate. HE was active in the Tehiya party, and was one of the founders of Moledet in 1988. IN the same year he was elected to the Knesset on Moledet's list. HAving been elected at the age of 76, Sprinzak was at the time the oldest person ever elected to the Knesset for the first time. THis record was broken by Rafi Eitan, who was elected at the age of 79 in the 2006 election.