Peretz, Amir (1954–)
PERETZ, AMIR (1954–)
Israeli politician. Born in Morocco, Peretz immigrated to Israel at the age of four. In the 1980s Peretz became the head of Sderot Council. He was elected to the Knesset in 1988 as a member of the Labor Party. After serving as head of the Histradut's professional union, he was elected chairman of the Histradut in 1995. In January 1999 Peretz resigned from the Labor Party to found the Am Ehad (One Nation) Party, which that year won two seats in the Knesset. He is a member of the Peace Now movement.