Ze'ev Boim was born in 1943 in Jerusalem.
Boim served as an infantry officer in the IDF.
A Knesset Member since 1996, he served in the 14th Knesset as Likud Party whip, head of the Negev Lobby, and head of the Knesset Delegation to the Annual Dialogue between Israel and the European Parliament. In the 15th Knesset he served as coalition and Likud faction chairman. He has served on the following committees: Education and Culture; Finance; Internal Affairs and Environment; Constitution, Law, and Justice; Foreign Affairs and Defense; House; Immigration Absorption; Foreign Workers.
He was appointed Deputy Minister of Defense in March 2003.
He served as Deputy Minister of Defense from March 2003 until January 2006, and as Minister of Housing and Construction and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Develoment from January-May 2006.
Ze'ev Boim was appointed Minister of Immigrant Absorption from May 2006 until July 2007, when he was appointed Minister of Housing and Construction.
He is married and has three children, and lives in Kiryat Gat.
Source: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs