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 religious councils.
He is married and has ten children.
Sources: Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs