Carmel Shama

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Carmel Shama
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Date of birth (1973-08-16) 16 August 1973 (age 40)
Place of birth Ramat Gan, Israel
Knessets 18, 19
Party represented in Knesset
2009–2013 Likud
2014– Likud Yisrael Beiteinu

Carmel Shama-Hacohen (Hebrew: כרמל שאמה הכהן‎, born 16 August 1973) is an Israeli lawyer and politician who currently serves as a member of the Knesset for Likud Yisrael Beiteinu.

Biography[edit]

Born in Ramat Gan, Shama gained a law degree from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, and is also a certified estate agent.

A former chairman of the Likud youth council, in 2002 Shama became chairman of the party's Ramat Gan branch. The following year was elected onto the city council, where he held the envrironment portfolio. He was also a member of the city's audit commission, where he triggered a police investigation into mayor Zvi Bar over property deals.[1] For the 2009 Knesset elections Shama won twenty-fifth place on the Likud list, the place reserved for youth candidates.[2] He entered the Knesset as the party won 27 seats.

Prior to the 2013 elections Shama was placed 32nd on the joint Likud Yisrael Beiteinu list,[3] losing his seat as the alliance won only 31 seats. However, he returned to the Knesset in June 2014 as a replacement for Reuven Rivlin after he was elected President.[4]

Shama married to Vered with three sons and a daughter, and lives in Ramat Ef'al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zvi Bar tried to buy me, charges MK Carmel Shama 28 April 2011
  2. ^ On the cusp The Jerusalem Post, 5 February 2009
  3. ^ Likud Yisrael Beiteinu Central Elections Committee
  4. ^ Likud's Shama-Hacohen replaces Rivlin in Knesset The Jerusalem Post, 10 June 2014

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