Yitzhak Herzog

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Yitzhak Herzog

Yitzhak Herzog, Hebrew: יצחק הרצוג , in English commonly referred as Isaac Herzog, (born September 22, 1960 in Tel Aviv) is an Israeli politician of HaAvoda (Labor Party).

Herzog has been a Member of Knesset since 2003. From 2013 till July 2017 he was leader of HaAvoda. From 2015 till July 2017 he was also leader of HaMahaneh HaTziyoni ("The Zionist Union"), together with Tzipi Livni of HaTnu'a (still leading). Because the new HaAvoda leader Avi Gabbay is not a Knesset member, Herzog is still leading in the Knesset and also still opposition leader.

He hold several government positions:

  • minister of Housing and Construction in 2005
  • minister of Tourism in 2006-2007
  • minister of Diaspora, Society and the Fight against Antisemitism in 2007-2009
  • minister of Welfare and Social Services in 2007-2011

Herzog is the son of former president Chaim Herzog.

He studied law at Tel Aviv University and worked as a lawyer at Herzog, Fox & Ne'eman (his father was one of the founders).

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