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.

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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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