(1960 - )
Uri Orbach is an Israeli author, journalist, and politician, and the Minister of Pensioner Affairs in the thirty-third Knesset.
Born on April 28, 1960 in Petah Tikvah, Israel, Orbach attended yeshiva, and served as a staff sergeant in the Israel Defense Forces. He has worked as a journalist for Yedioth Ahronoth and co-hosted the IDF Radio show, “The Last Word.” He is author of several children’s books and a dictionary of Religious Zionist slang.
Before the 2009 elections, Orbach joined the Yisrael Beiteinu political party. He won one of the three seats in the thirty-second Knesset that the National Union party won that year.
Orback lives in Modiin with his wife and their four children.