|Date of birth||1956|
|Place of birth||Morocco|
|Year of aliyah||1956|
|Faction represented in Knesset|
|1996–1999||Minister of Internal Affairs|
|1996–1997||Minister of Religious Affairs|
|1998–1999||Minister of Religious Affairs|
|1999–2000||Minister of National Infrastructure|
|2001–2002||Minister of Jerusalem Affairs|
|2002–2004||Minister of Jerusalem Affairs|
Despite not being a member of the Knesset, he was appointed Minister of Internal Affairs in Binyamin Netanyahu's government in June 1996. On 7 August he became Minister of Religious Affairs in addition to his existing role, but served for only five days, before Netanyahu took the post himself, before giving it to Zevulon Hammer. Following Hammer's death in January 1998, Netanyahu briefly held the portfolio again, before handing it to Yitzhak Levy. In September 1998 Suissa took over as Religious Affairs Minister again; in all the portfolio changed hands six times during the 3-year government.
In the 1999 elections he was voted into the Knesset on Shas' list, and was appointed Minister of National Infrastructure. He left the cabinet when Shas withdrew from the government in July 2000, but returned when Ariel Sharon formed a new government in March 2001, this time as Minister of Jerusalem Affairs. He served until the 2003 elections, aside from a brief period between 23 May and 3 June 2002 when Shas pulled out of the coalition.
He lost his seat and place in the cabinet following the 2003 elections.
- Eli Suissa on the Knesset website