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Dvora Netzer

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Date of birth  1 May 1897
1965–1968  Alignment
Name  Dvora Netzer

Year of aliyah  1925
Role  Politician
1949–1965  Mapai
Died  January 4, 1989, Israel
Dvora Netzer
Date of death  4 January 1989 (aged 91)
Knessets  Israeli legislative election, 1949

Place of birth  Mena, Russian Empire

Dvora Netzer (Hebrew: דבורה נצר‎‎, born Dvora Nosovistzky on 1 May 1897, died 4 January 1989) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Mapai, the Labor Party and the Alignment between 1949 and 1969.

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Born in Mena in the Russian Empire (today in Ukraine), Netzer was a member of HeHalutz and Youth of Zion youth movements, and later joined the Zionist Socialist Workers Party.

In 1925 she made aliyah to Mandatory Palestine, where she worked as a teacher, becoming headmistress of a school for working youths, a job she held between 1925 and 1949. In 1933 she founded the Working Mothers Organisation in Tel Aviv, serving as its secretary until 1967. She was also a member of the Na'amat central committee and the Women Workers Council.

A member of Ahdut HaAvoda and later Mapai, she was a member of Mapai's central committee. In 1949 she was elected to the first Knesset on the party's list. She was re-elected in 1951, 1955, 1959, 1961 and 1965. She retired from political life during the 1969 elections.

Between 1965 and 1969 she served as a Deputy Speaker of the Knesset. In this position, in November 1968 Netzer was formally selected as Acting Speaker of the Knesset and de facto served as Acting President of the State for a period of five days (17–21 November).

Netzer died in 1989 and was buried in the Trumpeldor Cemetery in Tel Aviv. She had two children: Colonel Moshe Netzer and Prof. Rina Shapiro.


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