When Israelis voted this week, not only was Prime Minister Netanyahu reelected, but many new legislators were also chosen to serve in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. As at least one-third of the Jewish state’s lawmakers will be newcomers, Yediot Achronot introduces some of the leaders who will shape Israel for the next four years:
Jackie Levy, 55. The former mayor of Beit Shean and son of former Minister David Levy. His sister, Orly Levy-Abekasis, is a Knesset member on behalf of Yisrael Beytenu. About 13 years ago, he was injured in terror attack at the Likud headquarters in Beit Shean, which left six people killed.
Yoav Kish, 46. A retired combat pilot holding the rank of lieutenant colonel, and a civil pilot in El Al Israel Airlines … About two years ago, he was appointed by Prime Minister Netanyahu as a public representative on the Equal Share of the Burden Committee.
Nava Boker, 44. A journalist and public activist for firefighters’ rights and improving the firefighting and rescue system. She is the widow of police commander Lior Boker, who was killed in the Carmel fire in 2010.
Dr. Avraham Nagosa, 57. A social and political activist working to advance the immigration of Ethiopian Jews and improve immigrant absorption. He made aliyah in 1985…
Danny Attar, 57. Atar served as head of the Gilboa Regional Council for about 20 years and is known in his region as a “bulldozer.” He was born in Moshav Dvora at the foot of Mount Gilboa, served as a fighter in the Golani Brigade, completed an infantry squad commanders’ course and infantry officers’ course, served as a platoon commander in Golani and as a company commander in the 13th Battalion. He fought in the first Lebanon War and retired from military service with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He is married with three children.