Inbal Gavrieli

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Inbal Gavrieli
Date of birth (1975-09-25) 25 September 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Tel Aviv, Israel
Knessets 16
Faction represented in Knesset
2003–2006 Likud

Inbal Gavrieli (Hebrew: ענבל גבריאלי‎‎, born 25 September 1975) is a former Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Likud from 2003 until 2006.


Born in Tel Aviv to an Iraqi Jewish family, Gavrieli studied law at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, where she gained a BA. She also studied for a BA in business administration.

For the 2003 elections she was placed 28th on the Likud list,[1] and entered the Knesset when the party won 38 seats. Her election and subsequent attempt to use her parliamentary immunity to stop her father's house being searched by police during an investigation into illegal gambling and tax evasion raised concerns from the United States Ambassador to Israel regarding the influence of organised crime in the Likud central committee, as her father, Ezra "Shuni" Gavrieli, is suspected of being involved in organised crime.[2][3][4] The Movement for Quality Government requested that the attorney general open a criminal investigation into the issue.[5] During her first term in the Knesset, she served as chairwoman of the committee on the status of women.

In 2004, Gavrieli together with Adi Barkan, Israeli fashion photographer and owner Barkan Modeling Agency in Tel Aviv, successfully submitted legislation to Israel's Parliament requiring all Israeli modeling agencies to use the body mass index (BMI) as a pre-requisite for employment, a first of its kind in the world.[6] She lost her seat in the March 2006 elections.

Gavrieli is married to goalkeeper Liran Strauber.[7]

Reality television career[edit]

Gavrieli has taken part in a number of reality television shows, becoming a popular celebrity in Israel. In 2012, she came in fifth place in Israel's Survivor (TV series).


  1. ^ Candidates for the 16th Knesset Archived 2015-06-27 at the Wayback Machine. Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  2. ^ 'Promised land for organized crime?' Ynetnews, 2 December 2010
  3. ^ WikiLeaks: U.S. Worried Israel Becoming 'The Promised Land' for Organized Crime Haaretz, 3 December 2010
  4. ^ WikiLeaks: Russian mob laundered $10b with Israeli assets Globes, 2 December 2010
  5. ^ Asaf Carmel; Yuval Yoav (6 February 2006). "Movement for Quality Gov't calls for criminal probe of MK Inbal Gavrieli". Haaretz. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Benji Lovitt (23 November 2007). "Israeli fashion photographer leads worldwide campaign for healthier models". Israel21c. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Assaf Ackerman (27 December 2006). "Netanya goalkeeper Strauber could be headed out after clash with coach". Haaretz. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 

External links[edit]