Yael German

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Yael German
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Date of birth (1947-08-04) 4 August 1947 (age 67)
Place of birth Haifa, Mandatory Palestine
Knessets 19
Faction represented in Knesset
2013– Yesh Atid
Ministerial roles
2013–2014 Minister of Health

Yael German (Hebrew: יעל גרמן‎, born 4 August 1947) is an Israeli politician who currently serves as a member of the Knesset for Yesh Atid. Previously associated with Meretz, she served as mayor of Herzliya from 1998 to 2013 and as Minister of Health from 2013 until 2014.


Born in Haifa, German studied at Tel Aviv University, gaining a bachelor's degree in history. Married and has two children,[1] she has lived in Herzliya since 1979.

In 1993, she became a member of the municipal council of Herzliya for the Meretz party. In 1998, she was elected to be the mayor of the city, and in 2003 she was elected for a second term with 56% of the vote.

Since she has been mayor, she has fought the Cellular Companies Forum that wanted to increase the number of cellular antennas in the city. Eventually, her fight succeeded when the Knesset passed the Cellular Antenna Law.


  1. ^ All the kingmaker’s men, and women Times of Israel, 23 January 2013

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