|Date of birth||15 March 1933|
|Place of birth||Essaouira, Morocco|
|Year of aliyah||1952|
|Date of death||31 March 2011(aged 78)|
|Knessets||8, 9, 10, 11|
|Faction represented in Knesset|
Born in Essaouira in Morocco, Amir was educated in a vocational high school in Casablanca and was a member of the Pioneer youth movement. In 1952, he made aliyah to Israel, where he joined kibbutz Ein Gev and the Ahdut HaAvoda party. The following year he moved to kibbutz Ginosar, where he lived until moving to Dimona in 1958. From 1959 until 1974, he worked at the Dead Sea Works, becoming senior foreman of the metal section, and first secretary and chairman of the workers council. He also served on Dimona Workers Council between 1959 and 1964 and as a member of the Histadrut executive committee from 1965 until 1973.
In 1965, he became deputy mayor of Dimona, serving until 1968, and again from 1973 until 1976. He won a place on the Alignment list (an alliance of the Labor Party (which Ahdut HaAvoda had merged into in 1968) and Mapam) for the 1973 Knesset elections, but failed to win a seat. However, he entered the Knesset on 10 June 1974 as a replacement for former Prime Minister Golda Meir. He was re-elected in 1977, and the following year became mayor of Dimona, a post he held until 1984. He was re-elected to the Knesset again in 1981 and 1984, before losing his seat in the 1988 elections.
Outside politics, Amir was also a member of the world presidium of the Sephardi Federation and in 1986 was appointed chairman of the Israeli Alcoholism Prevention Society.
- Knesset Members in the Eighth Knesset Knesset website
- Jacques Amir on the Knesset website