Itzik Shmuli

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Itzik Shmuli
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Date of birth (1980-02-08) 8 February 1980 (age 35)
Place of birth Tel Aviv, Israel
Knessets 19, 20
Faction represented in Knesset
2013–2015 Labor Party
2015– Zionist Union

Itzik Shmuli (Hebrew: איציק שמולי‎; born 8 February 1980) is an Israeli politician who was first elected as a Labor Party member of the Knesset in the 2013 general election. He is a former leader of the National Union of Israeli Students.[1] He is the only openly gay Knesset member of the 20th Knesset.[2]

Biography[edit]

Shmuli was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, on 8 February 1980. He holds B.Ed. (summa cum laude) in special education and in social-community education.

Shmuli, who completed his mandatory military service in the Israel Defense Forces, is still a reservist in the Armored Corps. He had to miss his first planned speech in the Knesset after being called up for reserve duty in his tank unit.[3]

He took the third spot in Labor Party list in primary elections, held on 13 January 2015, which put him to the fifth spot in party's list for elections [4] On 31 July 2015, after Jeruslaem LGBT Pride Parade stabbing, Shmuli came out as gay.[5]

19th Knesset[edit]

Committees[edit]

  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee
  • Alternate Member, Special Committee for the Equal Sharing of the Burden Bill
  • Alternate Member, Special Committee for the Enforcement of the Security Service Law and the National-Civilian Service Law

Lobbies[edit]

  • Chair, Lobby for the encouragement, strengthening, and support of discharged soldiers
  • Chair, Lobby for the Druze and Circassian Communities
  • Chair, Lobby for Public Housing
  • Chair, Lobby for Financial Education in Israel
  • Chair, Lobby for the Gas Production Facility in Emek Hefer
  • Chair, Lobby for the Fight against `Price Tag` Acts and the Prevention of Harm to IDF Soldiers
  • Chair, Lobby for the Promotion of an Alternative Social Budget
  • Chair, Pensioners` Lobby
  • Member, Lobby for Reducing the Number of Students per Classroom
  • Member, Lobby for Fair Pension
  • Member, Agricultural Lobby
  • Member, Lobby for the Struggle Against Corruption in the Public Sector
  • Member, Lobby for Strengthening the Jewish People
  • Member, Lobby for the Strengthening and Promotion of the Arab Economy
  • Member, Lobby for Strengthening the Periphery
  • Member, Lobby for the Promotion of a Solution for the Israeli-Arab Conflict
  • Member, Lobby for Students and Higher Education

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet the new MKs". Israel Hayom. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "ח"כ איציק שמולי יצא מהארון" [MK Itzik Shmuli comes out of the closet] (in Hebrew). Israeli News Company. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Maayana Miskin (15 February 2013). "Freshman MK Called Away for Tank Duty". Arutz Sheva. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Moran Azulay (14 January 2015). "Labor primary results: Yachimovich, Shaffir, Shmuly nab first spots". Ynetnews. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "MK Itzik Shmuli says he is gay following stabbing attack at Jerusalem's gay pride parade". Ynetnews. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 

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