(1927 - )
Yacov Ben Yizri was
born in Fez, Morocco, in 1927 and immigrated to Israel after the establishment of the state, in 1949.
He served in the army at the rank of Sergeant First
Ben Yizri served as a
clerk in the Clalit Health Services from 1958-1993,
and as Regional Director of the Clalit Health
Services from 1974-1993. From 1955-1963 he also
served as a member of the Pardes Hannah Local
Ben Yizri was elected
to the Knesset in March 2006 on the Gil Pensioners
list. In May 2006 he was appointed Minister
He is married
and the father of one.
Sources: Israeli Ministry
of Foreign Affairs