Yulia Malinovsky

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Yulia Malinovsky
Date of birth (1975-09-05) 5 September 1975 (age 43)
Place of birthLuhansk, Soviet Union
Year of aliyah1998
Knessets20, 21
Faction represented in Knesset
2016–2018Yisrael Beiteinu
2019–Yisrael Beiteinu

Yulia Malinovsky (Hebrew: יוּלְיָה מַלִינוֹבְסְקִי‎, Russian: Юлия Малиновская, Yuliya Malinovskaya; born 5 September 1975) is an Israeli politician and lawyer. She served as a member of the Knesset for Yisrael Beiteinu between 2016 and 2018.

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Malinovsky was born in Luhansk in the Soviet Union (today in Ukraine). Her mother, Sophia, was Jewish, and her father, Vladimir, was of Greek and Armenian descent. She studied law at the Luhansk branch of the East Ukrainian Volodymyr Dahl National University, gaining a BA. She served in a local police force as a manpower officer.

Malinovsky immigrated to Israel from Ukraine in 1998. Her younger sister had immigrated before her, and the rest of her immediate family joined her in Israel later. She was elected to Holon City Council on the Yisrael Beiteinu list in 2003, and was placed eighteenth on the party's list for the 2009 Knesset elections.[1] However, the party won only 15 seats. She was 37th on the joint Likud Yisrael Beiteinu list for the 2013 Knesset elections, but again failed to win a seat.

Prior to the 2015 Knesset elections, she was placed ninth on the party's list.[2] Although Yisrael Beiteinu won only six seats, the resignation of several MKs saw her enter the Knesset on 1 June 2016 as a replacement for Avigdor Lieberman,[3] after he had resigned from the Knesset under the Norwegian Law following his appointment as Minister of Defense. After Lieberman resigned as Defence Minister in November 2018, he returned to the Knesset in place of Malinovsky.[4]

Malinovsky lives in Holon, and is married with two children.

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