Naftali Feder

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Naftali Feder
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Date of birth 4 January 1920
Place of birth Olkusz, Poland
Year of aliyah 1949
Date of death 11 November 2009(2009-11-11) (aged 89)
Knessets 9, 10
Faction represented in Knesset
1977–1984 Alignment

Naftali Feder (Hebrew: נפתלי פדר‎‎, born 4 January 1920, died 11 November 2009) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the Alignment between 1977 and 1984.


Born in Olkusz in Poland, Feder fought in the Red Army during World War II. After the war he became a member of the Hashomer Hatzair leadership and edited a German language newspaper. He made aliyah to Israel in 1949, and served as secretary for Nesher council. He later worked as treasurer for Beersheba's city council.

From 1963 to 1965 he worked in Brazil as a Jewish Agency emissary, before serving as Mapam's secretary from 1968 until 1976. In 1977 he was elected to the Knesset on the Alignment list (an alliance of the Labor Party and Mapam). He was re-elected in 1981, but lost his seat in the 1984 elections.

Feder also worked as a UNWRA director with responsibility for child refugees.[1] He died in 2009 at the age of 89.


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