Yisrael Katz (politician born 1955)


Yisrael Katz (politician born 1955)

MKs
Name = Yisrael Katz


Date of birth = 21 September 1955
Place of birth = Ashkelon, Israel
Year of Aliyah =
Date of death =
Place of death =
Knesset(s) = 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th (current)
Party = Likud
Former parties =
Gov't roles = Minister of Agriculture|

Yisrael Katz ( _he. ישראל כץ, born 21 September 1955) is an Israeli politician. Formerly a Minister of Agriculture, today he is a member of the Knesset for Likud.

Biography

Born in Ashkelon, Katz earned a BA and an MA at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

He won 34th place on the Likud-Gesher-Tzomet list for the 1996 elections, but missed out on a place in the Knesset when the alliance won only 32 seats. However, he entered the Knesset in November 1998 as a replacement for Ehud Olmert. He was re-elected in 1999 and 2003, and was appointed Minister of Agriculture in Ariel Sharon's government in 2003. Katz left the cabinet in January 2006 after the Likud-Kadima split, and was re-elected in the 2006 elections.

In 2007 the Israel Police recommended indicting Katz on charges of fraud and breach of trust linked to political appointments at the Ministry of Agriculture during his tenure as minister. [ [http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/841011.html Police recommend indicting Likud MK Yisrael Katz for fraud, breach of trust] Haaretz, 23 March 2007]

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