(1956 - )
Suissa received his rabbinical ordination from Yeshivat Kfar Hassidim. He joined Shas shortly after its founding. He served as the District Commissioner (Jerusalem) of the Ministry of Interior.
Eli Suissa served as Minister of the Interior from 1996 until July 1999. He also served in rotation as Minister of Religious Affairs.
He served as Minister of National Infrastructures from July 1999 until his resignation in July 2000.
In March 2001, Eli Suissa was appointed Minister without Portfolio, responsible for Jerusalem affairs.
He is married and has four children.
Source: Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs