Orly Levy

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Orly Levy
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Date of birth (1973-11-11) 11 November 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Beit She'an, Israel
Knessets 18, 19, 20
Faction represented in Knesset
2009– Yisrael Beiteinu

Orly Levy-Abekasis (Hebrew: אורלי לוי-אבקסיס‎, born 11 November 1973) is an Israeli politician who currently serves as a member of the Knesset for Yisrael Beiteinu.

Early life[edit]

Orly Levy was born on 11 November 1973 in Beit She'an, the daughter of Moroccan-born former Foreign Affairs Minister David Levy. She did her national service in the Israeli Air Force and later earned a law degree at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.[1] Early in her career Orly Levy worked as a model and a television host.[2]

Political career[edit]

For the 2009 elections, Levy was placed sixth on the Yisrael Beiteinu list,[3] and entered the Knesset after the party won fifteen seats. During her first term she served as Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and Chair of the Committee on the Rights of the Child.[4] For the 2013 elections, Levy was placed 16th on the Likud Yisrael Beiteinu list and entered the Knesset after the party won 31 seats. She was reappointed Chair of the Committee of the Rights of the Child.[4] In January 2015 it was announced that she would be second on the Yisrael Beiteinu list for the March 2015 elections.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Levy is married with four children and lives in Kibbutz Mesilot.[1] Her brother Jackie is a former mayor of Beit She'an and a member of Likud.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Orly Levi-Abekasis: Particulars Knesset website
  2. ^ Peraino, Kevin (2009-02-07). "From a Catwalk to Knesset". Newsweek (Feb 16, 2009). Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  3. ^ JTA Staff (February 2, 2009). "The party lists for Feb. 10". Retrieved June 6, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Orly Levi-Abekasis: Knesset Activities Knesset website
  5. ^ Levy-Abecasis gets a boost as Shamir leaves Yisrael Beytenu The Jerusalem Post, 17 January 2015

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