David Rotem

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David Rotem
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Date of birth (1949-01-11) 11 January 1949 (age 65)
Place of birth Israel
Knessets 17, 18, 19
Faction represented in Knesset
2007– Yisrael Beiteinu

David Rotem (Hebrew: דוד רותם‎, born 11 January 1949) is an Israeli politician and member of the Knesset for Yisrael Beiteinu.


David Rotem grew up in Jerusalem He attended Horev, a religious elementary School and the Horev Yeshiva High School. In 1967-1971 he studied law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, gaining an LLB.

In 1972 he became an assistant at the Faculty of Law at Bar-Ilan University, a position he held until 1977. Between 1978 and 1980 he worked as a lecturer on legislative law at the same institution. He has also served as a member of the executive committee of Sha'arei Tzedek Medical Center, and deputy chairman of the Central Elections Committee.

Political career[edit]

Formerly a member of Mafdal, for the 2006 Knesset elections he was placed twelfth on the Yisrael Beiteinu list.[1] Although the party won only eleven seats, Rotem entered the Knesset on 16 January 2007 as a replacement for the deceased Yuri Stern. He retained his seat in the 2009 elections, for which he was placed eighth on the party's list. He was re-elected for a third term in the 2013 elections on the joint Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu list.

Personal life[edit]

Rotem currently lives in the Israeli settlement of Efrat, and is married with five children.


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