Lia Shemtov

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Lia Shemtov
Lia Shemtov, March of Life in Poland 2012.jpg
Date of birth (1958-05-25) 25 May 1958 (age 58)
Place of birth Chernivtsi, Soviet Union
Year of aliyah 1980
Knessets 17, 18
Faction represented in Knesset
2006–2013 Yisrael Beiteinu

Lia Shemtov (Hebrew: ליה שמטוב‎‎, born 25 May 1958) is an Israeli politician who currently serves as a member of Nazareth Illit City Council. She was a member of the Knesset for Yisrael Beiteinu between 2006 and 2013.


Born in Chernivtsi in the Ukrainian SSR, Shemtov studied electronics engineering at Chernivtsi University before making aliyah to Israel in 1980. Between 1990 and 2003 she worked for Amidar. In 1998 she was elected onto Nazareth Illit City Council, and in 2003 became its deputy mayor.

For the 2006 Knesset elections she was placed eleventh on the Yisrael Beiteinu list,[1] and became a Knesset member when the party won 11 seats. During her first term she chaired the committee on the status of women. She retained her seat in the 2009 elections after being placed fourteenth on the party's list. For the 2013 elections she was placed 49th on the joint Likud Yisrael Beiteinu list,[2] losing her seat as the alliance won only 31 seats.

In 2013 she was elected back onto Nazareth Illit City Council.

Shemtov currently lives in Nazareth Illit and is married with two children.


  1. ^ List of Candidates: Yisrael Beiteinu Knesset website
  2. ^ Likud Yisrael Beiteinu Central Elections Committee

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