The Minister of Justice – Ayelet Shaked

 

Ayelet Shaked was elected as minister of justice on May 14, 2015.


Justice Minister, Ayelet Shaked

​Minister Shaked is an MK member from the Bayit Yehudi Party (Jewish Home). She was elected second on the Party's list in the 2015 primaries.

Shaked is the former chairwoman of the "My Israel" movement: a Zionist Hasbara movement she established along with Naftali Bennett in 2010 that fights against demonization and dis-information about Israel via the Internet.

From 2006 to 2008 Shaked worked as a personal assistant for Benjamin Netanyahu, who was then the leader of the opposition.
 
In November 2012, in the party's primaries, she was elected second, as the "first woman" of the party, and the only secular woman ever elected in the list.
 
Later in 2012, Shaked won the Abramowitz Israeli Prize for Media Criticism.
 

In the former Knesset, Shaked served as the chair of the Knesset Lobby to return infiltrators to their countries of origin; chair of the special Knesset committee leading the legislation aimed at integrating Ultra-Orthodox jews into the work force and army service, and as chair of the Knesset Lobby for the release of Jonathan Pollard.
Minister Shaked also served as a member of the Knesset committee, the committee for foreign workers, and the finance committee.
 
During her army service, Shaked served as an officer in the "Golani" Brigade.
 
Shaked holds a degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Tel Aviv University.
 
Shaked is a mother of two. She lives with her husband in Tel Aviv, where she was born and raised.