Ehud Yatom

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Ehud Yatom
Date of birth (1948-09-26) 26 September 1948 (age 68)
Place of birth Netanya, Israel
Knessets 16
Faction represented in Knesset
2003–2006 Likud

Ehud Yatom (Hebrew: אהוד יתום‎‎, born 26 September 1948) is an Israeli former Shin Bet agent and politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Likud between 2003 and 2006.


Ehud Yatom was born in Netanya. He is the brother of Danny Yatom.[1] He worked for the Shin Bet and was one of the agents implicated in the Kav 300 affair in 1984. In 2001, Israel's High Court of Justice ruled that Yatom was unfit to serve as a top government anti-terror advisor six months after he was named for the position by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.[2]

Political career[edit]

In the 2003 elections he was placed 23rd on the Likud list,[3] and entered the Knesset when the party won 38 seats. Whilst an MK, he served as a member of several committees; the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, the Internal Affairs and Environment Committee and the Labour, Welfare and Health Committee. He was also a member of the parliamentary inquiry committee for the Amona events.

Prior to the 2006 elections he placed 32nd on the Likud list, and lost his seat when the party won only 12 seats.[4]


  1. ^ Ephraim Kahana (2006) Historical Dictionary of Israeli Intelligence, Scarecrow Press, p316
  2. ^ Israeli High Court Rejects Sharon Anti-Terror Advisor Israel Faxx, 28 December 2001
  3. ^ Candidates for the 16th Knesset Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  4. ^ Likud elects young MKs to top slots The Jerusalem Post, 12 January 2006

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