Former MK Degani buried in Kfar Vitkin

July 31, 2012 05:56


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Former MK Amos Degani died on Saturday at age 86.

He was buried in Moshav Kfar Vitkin on Sunday.

Degani was an MK from 1957-1969. He was voted in as a member of the Mapai faction in the third through fifth Knessets, breaking off from the party in 1965 to become a founding member of David Ben-Gurion’s Rafi party. In 1968, he joined Labor, which in 1969 became part of the Alignment.

After his tenure in the Knesset, Degani was a member of the Histadrut’s coordinating committee and served as the head of the Hefer Valley Regional Council from 1975 to 1995. Degani leaves behind his wife, Teresa, two daughters, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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