Sofa Landver

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Sofa Landver
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Date of birth (1949-10-28) 28 October 1949 (age 64)
Place of birth Leningrad, Soviet Union
Year of aliyah 1979
Knessets 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Party represented in Knesset
1996–1999 Labor Party
1999–2001 One Israel
2001–2003 Labor Party
2006 Labor Party
2006– Yisrael Beiteinu
Ministerial roles
2009– Minister of Immigrant Absorption

Sofa Landver (Russian: Софа Ландвер; Hebrew: סופה לנדבר‎, born 28 October 1949) is an Israeli politician who currently serves as a member of the Knesset for Yisrael Beiteinu and as the country's Minister of Immigrant Absorption.

Radio Voice of Russia says she was the first former Soviet citizen in the government of Israel.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Leningrad in the Soviet Union (today Saint Petersburg in Russia), Landver made aliyah to Israel in 1979. She served on Ashdod city council, has been director with the Ashdod Development Company, and a member of the Jewish Agency's board of trustees.

In the 1996 elections she was elected to the Knesset on the Labor Party list. She was re-elected in 1999 and served as Deputy Minister of Transportation between 12 August and 2 November 2002. She lost her seat in the 2003 elections, but entered the Knesset on 11 January 2006 as a replacement for Avraham Shochat. However, she resigned on 8 February, and was replaced by Orna Angel.

Prior to the 2006 elections Landver joined Yisrael Beiteinu, and was placed seventh on its list.[2] The party won 11 seats and she retained her place in the Knesset. She was re-elected again in the 2009 elections after winning fifth place on the party's list. On 31 March she was appointed Minister of Immigrant Absorption.[3]

Landver currently lives in Ashdod, and is widowed, with one daughter[4] (born 1972) (who works as Head of Human Resources for a state run transport company).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Russian and Israel Share Pensions" ("Россия и Израиль делят пенсии" by Maksim Izmailov (Максим Измайлов) June 3, 2001; accessed June 3, 2011)
  2. ^ List of Candidates: Yisrael Beiteinu Knesset website
  3. ^ Netanyahu sworn in as Israel's prime minister Haaretz, 1 April 2009.
  4. ^ https://www.knesset.gov.il/mk/heb/mk.asp?mk_individual_id_t=78

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