Ephraim Katzir Dies

Ephraim Katzir (Hebrew: אפרים קציר‎) (May 16, 1916 – May 30, 2009) was an Israeli biophysicist and former Israeli Labor Party politician. He was President of Israel from 1973 until 1978.

The Israeli Labor Party (Hebrew: מפלגת העבודה הישראלית‎, Mifleget HaAvoda HaYisraelit), generally known in Israel as Avoda (Hebrew: עבודה‎) is a center-left political party in Israel. It is a social democratic and Zionist party, a member of the Socialist International and an observer member of the Party of European Socialists. From 1999 until 2008, the party was allied to the small left-wing, religious Zionist party Meimad, in an electoral agreement whereby Meimad received the tenth seat on Labor's list.