Asaf Zamir

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Asaf Zamir
אסף זמיר.png
Date of birth (1980-08-31) 31 August 1980 (age 39)
Place of birthGanei Yehuda, Israel
Knessets21, 22
Faction represented in Knesset
2019–Blue and White

Asaf Zamir (Hebrew: אסף זמיר, born 31 August 1980) is an Israeli politician who served as Deputy Mayor of Tel Aviv from 2008 until 2013 and Acting Mayor from 2013 until 2018. He is currently a member of the Knesset for the Blue and White alliance.

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Zamir was born in Ganei Yehuda to Galia and Muki Zamir. His family lived in Sarasota, Florida in the United States for four years during his childhood.[1] After they returned to Israel, he attended the A.D. Gordon school and Tichon Ironi Daled, and was a member of HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed and the Hebrew Scouts. During his national service in the Israel Defense Forces he served in the central control unit of the Israeli Air Force. After graduating from Tel Aviv University with a law degree, he worked for Naschitz Brandes Amir qualified as a lawyer.

In the 2008 municipal elections he was elected to Tel Aviv city council as part of the Rov HaIr (Majority of the City) party that he co-founded. Mayor Ron Huldai subsequently appointed Zamir as his deputy, making him the youngest-ever person to hold such a post in Israel.[2] He was re-elected in the 2013 elections, after which he became acting mayor with responsibility for education. In the 2018 elections Zamir challenged Huldai for the mayoralty, losing by a margin of 47–34%.

Prior to the April 2019 elections he joined the Israel Resilience Party. After the party joined the Blue and White alliance, he was given the nineteenth slot on the joint list,[3] and was subsequently elected to the Knesset as the alliance won 35 seats.

Zamir is married to the actress Maya Wertheimer, a granddaughter of Stef Wertheimer. His uncle Yitzhak Zamir is a judge in the Supreme Court.

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