Moshe Harif

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Moshe Harif
Date of birth 2 June 1933
Place of birth Sosnowiec, Poland
Year of aliyah 1934
Date of death 16 January 1982(1982-01-16) (aged 48)
Knessets 10
Faction represented in Knesset
1981–1982 Alignment

Moshe "Moussa" Harif (Hebrew: משה "מוסה" חריף‎‎, 2 June 1933 – 16 January 1982) was an Israeli politician and kibbutz activist.

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Born in Sosnowiec in Poland in 1933, Harif made aliyah to Mandatory Palestine the following year. He attended high school in Jerusalem, and went on to study architecture and urban construction at the Technion.

In 1952, he joined kibbutz Tzora. He became a member of the Meuhedet movement, and served as its co-ordinator in the Jerusalem area from 1953 until 1955, and as its secretary from 1958 until 1959. Between 1968 and 1974 he worked in the planning department of Kibbutz HaMeuhad. He later became secretary of Ihud HaKvutzot VeHaKibbutzim, and helped establish the United Kibbutz Movement, a merger of the two organisations.

In 1981, he was elected to the Knesset on the Alignment list. However, he died in a traffic collision in January the following year. His seat was taken by Edna Solodar.[1] Neve Harif, a new kibbutz established in 1983, was named after him.

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