Amnon Linn, Israeli politician, Died at 92

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Amnon Linn was born on March 29, 1924, in Mishmar HaEmek and died on July 21, 2016.

He was an Israeli politician.

His parents were Hava and David (Dodia) Linn.

Amnon became a member of the Hashomer Hatzair youth movement in 1940, and in 1942 joined the Palmach, fighting in Haifa.

Linn met his wife, Ruth Hushi, daughter of Abba Hushi in 1945, and married her later that same year.

Linn has two sons – Shai and Ran, and one daughter – Orna.

Amnon Linn joined Mapai, the ruling party, in 1951, and was appointed director of the Arab Department of the party in the north of the country, a job he held until 1965 when he became national Director of the Arab Department.

And at the same year Mapai and Ahdut HaAvoda merged to form the Alignment.

During the 1965 elections he narrowly missed out on winning a seat in the Knesset; he was placed 48th on the Alignment’s list, but the party won only 45 seats.

But following the resignation of two Alignment MKs and the death of Minister of Police Bechor-Shalom Sheetrit, Linn entered the Knesset in 1967. However, he lost his seat in the 1969 elections.

Amnon Linn when back to the Knesset after the 1973 election, this time as a member of Likud.

Then re-elected in 1977 and 1981, but in 1982, along with most other members of the Movement for Haifa and the North (which he had founded in 1977), he defected back to the Alignment.

Linn was re-elected in 1984 as an Alignment MK and chaired the Knesset subcommittee for the civil guard in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank), but lost his seat in 1988.

Amnon Linn passed away at 92 years old.

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