Yitzhak Vaknin was born in Israel in 1958. He studied auto mechanics at a Teachers College.
Vaknin has been a Member of Knesset since 1996. He has been a member of the Economics, Immigration and Absorption, Advancement of the Status of Women, Finance, Anti-Drug Abuse, and Foreign Workers Committees.
From August 1999 until July 2000 he served as Deputy Minister of Communications.
In May 2001, Yitzhak Vaknin was appointed Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Welfare.
He is married and has five children.
Source: Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs