Yoav Kish

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Yoav Kish
יואב קיש.jpg
Date of birth (1968-12-06) 6 December 1968 (age 50)
Place of birthTel Aviv, Israel
Faction represented in Knesset

Yoav Kish (Hebrew: יואב קיש; born 6 December 1968) is an Israeli pilot and politician.


Kish was born and raised in Tel Aviv. His paternal grandfather was Frederick Kisch, the highest-ranking Jew ever to serve in the British Army. Through his mother, he is a descendant of Shmuel Salant, who served as Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem in the 19th century. Kisch held British citizenship until having to renounce it in 2015 as a condition of being allowed to take up a seat in the Knesset.[1] He holds an MBA from INSEAD. He was on the Likud Yisrael Beiteinu list for the 2013 Knesset elections, but failed to win a seat.

Prior to the 2015 elections he was placed 19th on the Likud list,[2] a slot reserved for the Tel Aviv region.[3] He was elected to the Knesset when Likud won 30 seats.[4]

Kish is married with three children and lives in Ramat Gan.


  1. ^ Five new MKs must give up foreign citizenship Haaretz, 26 March 2015
  2. ^ Likud list Central Elections Committee
  3. ^ Likud newcomer hints at compromise on East Jerusalem Times of Israel, 18 January 2015
  4. ^ Final Unofficial* results of the Elections for the Twentieth Knesset Central Elections Committee

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