(1951 - )
Yitzhak Cohen was born
in Israel in
1951. He served in the IDF and
was educated in a Talmudic college.
Cohen is a former Deputy
Mayor of Ashkelon and
a former Secretary-General of El Hama'ayan,
Yitzhak Cohen was elected
to the Knesset in
1996. He served as a member of the Labor
and Social Affairs and Finance Committees.
He served as Minister of
Religious Affairs from July 1999 until his
resignation in July 2000.
In May 2001, Yitzhak Cohen
was appointed Deputy Minister of Finance.
In May 2006 Yitzhak Cohen
was appointed Minister, responsible for the
He is married and has ten
Ministry of Foreign Affairs