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
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.