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Gideon Sa'ar

(1966 - )

Gideon Sa'ar is an Israeli politician and current Minister of Internal Affairs in the Israeli Cabinet.

Sa'ar (born December 9, 1966) was born in Tel Aviv. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and an L.L.B. from Tel Aviv University.

Sa'ar served as Aide to the Attorney-General (1995-1997), Aide to the State Attorney (1997-1998), and Secretary to the Government (1999, 2001-2002).

Elected to the Knesset in 2003, he has served as Likud Parliamentary Group Chairman and was an active lobbyist. He was a member of the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, the House Committee, the Committee for Immigration, Absorption, and Diaspora Affairs, and as Chairman of the Committee on the Status of Women. In the 17th Knesset (2006-2009) he also served as Deputy Speaker of the Knesset.

Sa'ar was appointed Minister of Education in March 2009, a posting he held until 2013. That year, he was appointed as Minister of Internal Affairs.

He is married and the father of two children.


Sources: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Wikipedia