Mickey Levy

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Mickey Levy
מיקי לוי.jpg
Date of birth (1951-06-21) 21 June 1951 (age 67)
Place of birthJerusalem, Israel
Knessets19, 20, 21
Faction represented in Knesset
2013–Yesh Atid

Michael Levy (Hebrew: מיקי לוי‎, born 21 June 1951) is an Israeli politician who serves as a member of the Knesset for Yesh Atid. He served as Deputy Minister of Finance between 2013 and 2014. Before entering politics, he was a police officer.

Biography[edit]

Levy was born in Jerusalem to parents who were Kurdish Jewish immigrants from Cizre.[1] He served as head of Jerusalem branch of the Israel Police between 2000 and 2004, winning the Knight of Good Government award in 2002.[2] After retiring he worked as the Israeli police attaché in Washington, D.C. until 2007.[2] He also gained a BA in political science from the University of Haifa and an MEd from the University of Derby, as well as serving as CEO of the Egged Ta'avura bus company.[2]

Prior to the 2013 Knesset elections Levy joined the new Yesh Atid party, and was placed eleventh on its list.[3] He entered the Knesset after the party won 19 seats. Following Yesh Atid's coalition agreement with Likud, he was appointed to serve as Deputy Finance Minister.[4] He was placed eleventh on the party's list again for the 2015 elections,[5] and was re-elected as the party won 11 seats.

Personal life[edit]

Levy has four children and lives in Mevasseret Zion.[2]

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