Karin Elharar

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Karin Elharar
קארין אלהרר.jpg
Date of birth (1977-10-09) 9 October 1977 (age 41)
Place of birthKiryat Ono, Israel
Knessets19, 20, 21
Faction represented in Knesset
2013–Yesh Atid

Karin Elharar Hartstein (Hebrew: קָארִין אֶלְהָרָר הָרְטְשְׂטֵיין, born 9 October 1977) is an Israeli lawyer and politician who currently serves as a member of the Knesset for Yesh Atid.


Elharar was born in Kiryat Ono to Moti and Colette Elharar,[1] who were immigrants from Morocco. Elharar studied law at the College of Management Academic Studies for a bachelor's degree, before gaining an LLM from the Washington College of Law at American University.[2] Between 2008 and 2013 she headed the legal clinic at Bar-Ilan University, and specialised in the rights of Holocaust survivors, people with disabilities, and pensioners.[3]

She joined the new Yesh Atid party in 2012 and was placed tenth on the party's list for the 2013 Knesset elections.[4] She entered the Knesset as the party won 19 seats. She was placed eighth on the party's list for the 2015 elections,[5] and was re-elected as the party won 11 seats.

Elharar lives in Rishon LeZion, and is married with two children. She suffers from muscular dystrophy and therefore uses a wheelchair.[3]


  1. ^ Orly Mirkin (2013-05-01). "I have won a friendly disease because it allows me to adapt to the condition". Mako. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  2. ^ Tarchetsky, Yair (June 18, 2011). "Revolution? Social lawyers storming the Bar Association". Globes (in Hebrew). Retrieved January 24, 2013.
  3. ^ a b All the kingmaker’s men, and women Times of Israel, 23 January 2013
  4. ^ Yesh Atid Central Elections Committee
  5. ^ Yesh Atid list Central Elections Committee

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