Mordechai Ofer

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Mordechai Ofer
Mordechai Ofer 1966-01-12.jpg
Date of birth 20 February 1924
Place of birth Kraków, Poland
Year of aliyah 1925
Date of death 1 September 1971(1971-09-01) (aged 47)
Knessets 6, 7
Faction represented in Knesset
1965-1968 Alignment
1968–1969 Labor Party
1969–1971 Alignment

Mordechai Ofer (Hebrew: מרדכי עופר‎‎, born 20 February 1924, died 1 September 1971) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the Alignment and Labor Party from 1965 until his death in 1971.


Born in Kraków in Poland in 1924, Ofer made aliyah to Mandatory Palestine the following year. He joined the Mandate-era Jewish Police force, and served in the IDF during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

After being demobilised in 1950 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, he began working for Egged. He became a member of the co-operative's board, and from 1961 until his death, served as director of its Finances department.

In 1965 he was elected to the Knesset on the Alignment list. He was re-elected in 1969, but died in office in September 1971 at the age of 47. His seat was taken by Moshe Shahal.[1]


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