|Date of birth||24 February 1974|
|Place of birth||Gedera, Israel|
|Knessets||16, 18, 19|
|Party represented in Knesset|
Born in Gedera to a family of Yemenite and Libyan Jewish origins, Gamliel studied at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, where she was awarded a BA in Middle Eastern history and philosophy and an MA in philosophy. During her time as a student, she was chairwoman of the university's student union, and also the first woman chair of the National Students' Association. Later on, she obtained a Bachelor of Laws at the Ono Academic College and a Master of Laws at the Bar-Ilan University.
For the 1999 elections she was placed 25th on the Likud list, but missed out on a place in the Knesset when the party won only 19 seats. In 2003 she surprisingly won 11th place on the Likud list for the elections that year, ahead of several cabinet ministers. She became a Knesset member when the party won 38 seats, but police decided to open an investigation into the suspected transfer of student funds into a private company. She was also accused of blackmailing a fellow student council member in order to retain the chairmanship of the students' association of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev at the time. Gamliel denied both accusations. In November 2003 the fraud police decided to stop the investigations against her because of lack of enough evidence.
About the same time, in June 2003, she and three other Knesset members of Likud were actually banned from the Likud faction for three months because they had been voting against an encroaching plan of Likud in matters of economy. By implementing severe austerities the Likud government was hoping to recover the declining state of Israel's economy.
During her first term in the Knesset she chaired the committee on the Status of Women, and in March 2005 was appointed Deputy Minister of Agriculture.
However, she missed out on a place on the Likud list for the 2006 elections and lost her seat. Prior to the 2009 elections she won nineteenth place on the party's list, and returned to the Knesset as Likud won 27 seats. On April 1, 2009 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed Gamliel as Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Office in his new government, with the portfolio of the Advancement of Young People, Students and Women.
In November 2010 she was not allowed to enter Dubai to participate in a conference of the World Economic Forum because of the assassination of senior Hamas military commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in January 2010, of which the Mossad was accused of.
Gila Gamliel is married twice, has a child from her second marriage and lives in Tel Aviv. Her given name means 'joy' and her surname means 'reward from God'. She has five elder brothers, and is a Mizrahi Jew. Her father's family, the Gamliels, are a big family of Yemenite Jews in Gila's birthplace Gedera. Her mother is a Libyan Jew, originating from Tripoli.
Other family members of Gila are politicians as well. Her brother Chaim is/was chairman of Likud in Gedera, her uncle Yoel Gamliel is mayor of Gedera and another relative, Aryeh Gamliel, is a former member of the Knesset for Shas.
- Parties and Lists, The Jerusalem Post, 1999
- Report: Likud's Gila Gamliel suspected of improper financial dealings, Haaretz, December 11, 2002
- PM: I'll expel any Likud member who committed improper acts, Haaretz, December 17, 2002
- Police drop probes into Ramat Gan mayor and Likud MK, Haaretz, November 12, 2003
- The victory of Gila Gamliel, Haaretz, October 23, 2003
- Faction punishes 4 Likud MKs for not backing gov't plan The four won't be allowed private bills, Haaretz, June 3, 2003
- Likud's Gamliel refused entry to Dubai, Ynetnews, November 2, 2010
- Her first husband was Sagiv Assulin, with whom she worked closely together in the students' association of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. In 2009 Assulin tried in vain to obtain a seat for Likud in the 18th Knesset. If he had succeeded he would have been a member of the Knesset, together with Gamliel from whom he had been already divorced at that time. The young man, the ponytail and the Jewish Leadership faction, Haaretz, December 11, 2008
- The pride of Gedera moves to the national stage, Haaretz, December 15, 2002
- Gila Gamliel on the Knesset website
- Gila Gamliel, MK. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Office (Likud), Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Politics: A woman with three hats (interview), The Jerusalem Post, January 10, 2010