Tzipi Hotovely was elected to the present government as a Likud member and holds the record for the youngest Knesset member (she was 30 at the time of her election). Although she is Orthodox she served in the IDF in their educational division (Orthodox women in Israel are given an automatic exemption from army service, and they usually do voluntary national service. So it is unusual for someone with Hotoveli’s background to make this choice). After her army service she went to law school and practiced for a time in Tel Aviv. She is a doctoral student in law.
She is extremely active in the Knesset in many areas, including working to help pass legislation in favor of Judea and Samaria. She is the head of the committee on the status of women. She is media savvy and has appeared in both Israeli television and on the BBC. Her website has been partially translated into English.