Hamad Amar

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Hamad Amar
Date of birth (1964-11-05) 5 November 1964 (age 50)
Place of birth Shefa-'Amr, Israel
Knessets 18, 19, 20
Faction represented in Knesset
2009– Yisrael Beiteinu

Hamad Amar (Arabic: حمد عمار‎‎, Hebrew: חמד עמאר‎‎; born 5 November 1964) is an Israeli Druze politician. Currently a member of the Knesset for Yisrael Beiteinu, he also serves on the Knesset Finance Committee.[1]

Biography[edit]

Hamed Amar was born in Shefa-'Amr. In 1982-1986, he served in the Israel Defense Forces. He earned a BA in sociology at Safed College, and later studied law. Amar lives in Shfaram's al-Fuar neighbourhood.[2] He is married with three children.[3] He has a fifth degree black belt and chairs the Martial Arts Association in Israel.[1]

Political career[edit]

He worked as an assistant to Avigdor Lieberman while he was Minister of National Infrastructure. In 1998 was elected to Shefa-'Amr's municipal council. He founded and chairs the Druze Youth Association[3][4]

Prior to the 2009 elections he was placed twelfth on the Yisrael Beiteinu list,[5] and entered the Knesset when the party won 15 seats. He stated that the party's slogan "No citizenship without loyalty" is natural for the Druze community.[6] In 2013, he explained his position: "When you contribute to society and the society benefits, then you will reap the benefits as well."[1]

Amar was instrumental in plans for a subsidiary of General Electric to install wind turbines in northern Israel, citing the benefits from clean energy and new jobs.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Setting the Example The Jerusalem Post, 16 May 2013
  2. ^ Meet Hamad Amar, Yisrael Beiteinu's Druze candidate Haaretz, 9 February 2009
  3. ^ a b Hamad Amar Knesset website
  4. ^ Hamed Amer Yisrael Beiteinu, 23 December 2008.
  5. ^ The party lists for Feb. 10 Jewish Telegraph Agency, 2 February 2009
  6. ^ Julian, Hana Levi. Polls Project More Druze Knesset Members Israel National News, 2 February 2009
  7. ^ MK Amar bringing clean energy to the North Yisrael Beiteinu, 19 September 2010.

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