(1955 - )
Meir Porush was born in Jerusalem in 1955.
He served in the IDF and studied at a Talmudic college. He served as Director of Agudat Israel Offices in Jerusalem, was for 13 years a Member of the Jerusalem Municipal Council, and served as Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem.
He has been a Knesset Member since 1996, serving as a member of the Knesset Anti-Drug Abuse and Finance Committees, and as Chairman of the Parliamentary Inquiry Committee on the Continuing Financial Crisis of the Local Governments.
Meir Porush served as Deputy Minister of Housing in 1995, and in June 2001 was appointed Deputy Minister of Housing and Construction.
He is married and has 12 children.
Source: Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs