Michal Shir

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Michal Shir
מיכל שיר.jpg
Date of birth (1979-11-18) 18 November 1979 (age 41)
Place of birthTel Aviv, Israel
Knessets21, 22, 23
Faction represented in Knesset

Michal Shir Segman (Hebrew: מיכל שיר סגמן‎, born 18 November 1979) is an Israeli politician. She served as a member of the Knesset for Likud between 2019 and 2020.


Shir grew up in Givatayim, the daughter of Michael Shir, the editor of the Etzbeoni children's newspaper. She joined Likud at the age of 14, and was involved in the establishment of the Ma'ale Yisrael settlement outpost. She served in the Bahad 12 training base during her national service and studied for a BA in political science at Bar-Ilan University.

Shir worked with Gideon Sa'ar when he was Likud chairman during the party's time in opposition between 2006 and 2009, and when he became Minister of Education in 2009.[1] She was placed twenty-ninth on the Likud list for the April 2019 elections,[2] a slot reserved for representative of Tel Aviv District.[1] She was elected to the Knesset as Likud won 36 seats. She was re-elected in September 2019 and 2020. On July 16, 2020 she made headlines by criticizing Prime Minister Netanyahu's politically driven response to the COVID-19 pandemic. MK Shir said "I am a proud Likud member," but added that Netanyahu should accept criticism without "accusing anyone who doubts or expresses concern, of being a radical or a leftist."[3] In December 2020, she announced that she would join Gideon Sa'ar's new party, New Hope and resigned from the Knesset.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Shir is married and has 2 children.[6]


  1. ^ a b "חברי הכנסת החדשים בליכוד: יו"ר ועד עובדי רשות התעופה ולוביסטית מצליחה". Haaretz (in Hebrew). 7 February 2019.
  2. ^ Likud list CEC
  3. ^ Sokol, Sam; TOI Staff (17 July 2020). "Likud MK Slams Netanyahu". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  4. ^ "MK Michal Shir becomes latest Likud defector to join Gideon Sa'ar". The Times of Israel. 22 December 2020. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  5. ^ Gil Hoffman (22 December 2020). "Netanyahu-Gantz gov't fails, Israel heads to polls". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 25 December 2020.
  6. ^ Harkov, Lahav (15 April 2019). "Meet the new MK: Michal Shir of Likud". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 22 December 2020.

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