Israel’s Conservatives – Ze’ev Elkin

Another dynamic Likud Knesset Member is Ze’ev Elkin. Born in the Soviet Union he was active there in Bnei Akiva, and immigrated to Israel in 1990. He was originally elected to the Knesset as a member of the Kadima party, but later quit the party as he thought it was too left wing. He is now the Likud coalition chairman.

Elkin was one of the sponsors of the anti-boycott law. Along with Knesset Member Yariv Levin, he has initiated a bill which would give the Knesset the right to disqualify someone wishing to be a member of the Supreme Court (at the current time, Israeli candidates for the Supreme Court do not go through an approval process by the Knesset. These Knesset Members are trying to change this).

Elkin lives in the Judean town of Alon Shvut. He came in second in Matot Arim’s “top ten” list of Knesset Members who have worked to further the interests of Judea and Samaria.

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