Inbal Gavrieli

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Inbal Gavrieli
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Date of birth (1975-09-25) 25 September 1975 (age 42)
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.


Gavrieli was born in Tel Aviv to a family of Iraqi Jewish origins. She is a ninth generation of native of Israel, and many members of her family were involved in the Irgun.[1] Her family is a crime family that is part of the Israeli mafia; her father and brother have been arrested for operating illegal gambling businesses, and her cousin was murdered as part of a suspected dispute between her family and the Abergil crime family.[2][3] Gavrieli did her mandatory service in the Israel Defense Forces as a producer for Israel Army Radio, then studied law at IDC Herzliya, where she gained a BA. She also studied for a BA in business administration.

For the 2003 elections she was placed 30th on the Likud list,[4] 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.[3][2][5][6][7] The Movement for Quality Government requested that the attorney general open a criminal investigation into the issue.[8] 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.[9] She lost her seat in the March 2006 elections.

Gavrieli was married to goalkeeper Liran Strauber.[10] They had one son, Michael.[11] They divorced in July 2009. She then entered a relationship with Ran Remo and had two more children, a son and daughter.[12]

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. She also appeared in Channel 20's Patriots program in 2015.


  1. ^ ""Nobody here deals with illegal things" Globes, 12 February 2006 (in Hebrew)
  2. ^ a b Police: Gavrieli gambling ring cracked The Jerusalem Post, 6 February 2006
  3. ^ a b Cousin of Former Likud MK Inbal Gavrieli Gunned Down in Holon Sands Haaretz, 24 January 2009
  4. ^ Likud list Israel Democracy Institute
  5. ^ 'Promised land for organized crime?' Ynetnews, 2 December 2010
  6. ^ WikiLeaks: U.S. Worried Israel Becoming 'The Promised Land' for Organized Crime Haaretz, 3 December 2010
  7. ^ WikiLeaks: Russian mob laundered $10b with Israeli assets Globes, 2 December 2010
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Benji Lovitt (23 November 2007). "Israeli fashion photographer leads worldwide campaign for healthier models". Israel21c. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  10. ^ Assaf Ackerman (27 December 2006). "Netanya goalkeeper Strauber could be headed out after clash with coach". Haaretz. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  11. ^ Inbal Gavrieli gave birth to a son Ynet, 21 February 2007 (in Hebrew)
  12. ^ Congratulations: Inbal Gavrieli became a fresh mother for the third time Maariv, 21 October 2015 (in Hebrew)

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