Boaz Toporovsky

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Boaz Toporovsky
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Date of birth (1980-07-17) 17 July 1980 (age 39)
Place of birthRishon LeZion, Israel
Knessets19, 21
Faction represented in Knesset
2013–2015Yesh Atid
2019–Blue and White

Boaz Toporovsky (Hebrew: בּוֹעַז טוּפּוֹרוֹבְסְקִי‎, born 17 July 1980) is an Israeli politician. He served as a member of the Knesset for Yesh Atid between 2013 and 2015, and currently represents the Blue and White alliance.

Biography[edit]

Boaz Toporovsky was born and grew up in Rishon LeZion. After completing his mandatory military service in the Israel Defense Forces, he studied law at Tel Aviv University. During his studies, Toporovsky became chairman of the university's student union in 2005, holding the post until 2007. He then entered politics and worked for Minister of Social Affairs, Isaac Herzog.[1]

Toporovsky is married to Shelly Herman, participant of the third season of Israeli reality show Master Chef.

Political career[edit]

In 2008, Toporovsky was elected chairman of the National Union of Israeli Students. That year he founded the Tzabar party, heading its list for the 2009 Knesset elections, in which it received only 0.14% of the vote and failed to pass the electoral threshold. However, the party did win seats on Tel Aviv city council.[2] In March 2011 he became chairman of the Issta travel agency.

In the 2013 Knesset elections, Toporvosky he was placed eighteenth on Yesh Atid's list, becoming a Knesset member when the party won 19 seats. He was placed fourteenth on the party's list for the 2015 elections,[3] losing his seat as the party was reduced to 11 seats. Prior to the April 2019 elections Yesh Atid joined the Blue and White alliance, with Toporovsky placed thirtieth on its list. He re-entered the Knesset after the alliance won 35 seats.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New kids in the Knesset: Lapid’s activists Haaretz, 24 January 2013
  2. ^ All the kingmaker’s men, and women Times of Israel, 23 January 2013
  3. ^ Yesh Atid list Central Elections Committee

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