Keren Barak

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Keren Barak
Date of birth1972
Place of birthHaifa, Israel
Faction represented in Knesset

Keren Barak (Hebrew: קֶרֶן בָּרָק, born 1972) is an Israeli lobbyist and politician. She is currently a member of the Knesset for Likud.


Born in Haifa to parents from Egypt and Poland, Barak studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, earning an MBA. She subsequently worked as a lobbyist for several companies, including Cellcom and the Port of Haifa.[1] In 2018 she made the news as the result of a run-in with Likud MK Yoav Kish in a Knesset debate on child custody in which Kish claimed she had threatened him.[2]

Barak was placed thirty-second on the Likud list for the 2009 elections,[3] but the party won only 27 seats. In 2013 she was forty-seventh on the joint Likud Yisrael Beiteinu list,[4] which won 31 seats. However, after being placed twenty-fourth on the Likud list for the April 2019 elections,[5] she was elected to the Knesset as Likud won 36 seats.