Robert Tiviaev

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Robert Tiviaev
Robert Tiviaev - Kadima.JPG
Date of birth (1961-06-22) 22 June 1961 (age 58)
Place of birthDerbent, Soviet Union
Year of aliyah1994
Knessets18, 20
Faction represented in Knesset
2018–2019Zionist Union

Robert Tiviaev (Hebrew: רוברט טיבייב, born 22 June 1961) is an Israeli politician who currently serves as a member of the Knesset for the Zionist Union and before, between 2009 and 2013, Kadima and Hatnuah.[1]


Tiviaev was born in Derbent, Dagestan, in the Soviet Union (today in Russia), and is of Mountain Jewish origin. He served in the Soviet Army as an officer in the liaison corps, reaching the rank of Captain. He immigrated to Israel in 1994 and settled in Ofakim. He became a member of the city council, and held the portfolio responsible for immigrant absorption. In addition, he chairs the Tehiya fund, which helps bring immigrants from the former Soviet Union.[2]

A former member of Yisrael Beiteinu, prior to the 2009 elections he won twentieth place on the Kadima list, and entered the Knesset as the party won 28 seats. In 2012 he left to join the new Hatnuah party, and was placed fourteenth on its list for the 2013 elections.[3] He lost his seat when the party won only six seats. Hatnuah contested the 2015 Knesset elections on a joint list with the Labor Party under the name Zionist Union, with Tiviaev placed 28th on its list.[4] Although the alliance won only 24 seats, Tiviaev entered the Knesset on 31 July 2018 as a replacement for Isaac Herzog.[5]

Tiviaev is married with two children. He holds a master's degree in electrical engineering and works for the Israel Electric Corporation.


  1. ^ Livni returns to politics with The Tzipi Livni Party Archived 2012-11-27 at the Wayback Machine Jerusalem Post, 27 November 2012
  2. ^ On the cusp The Jerusalem Post, 5 February 2009
  3. ^ Hatnuah Central Elections Committee
  4. ^ Zionist Union list Central Election Committee
  5. ^ Current Knesset Members of the Twentieth Knesset Knesset

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