Avihai Boaron

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Avihai Boaron
Boaron in 2021
Faction represented in the Knesset
2023Likud
Personal details
Born (1973-07-12) 12 July 1973 (age 50)[1]
Netanya, Israel

Avihai Avraham Boaron (Hebrew: אביחי בוארון) (born 12 July 1973) is an Israeli settler activist and politician[2] who served as a member of the Knesset for Likud from April to October 2023. He entered the chamber on 31 April, replacing Dudi Amsalem who resigned under the Norwegian Law to join the Thirty-seventh government of Israel.[3]

Biography[edit]

Boaron was born in Netanya to Zevulon Boaron and Malka nee Dabush. His parents immigrated from Libya and were teachers in occupation.

Boaron studied at the Aterat Kohanim yeshiva, and after a year and a half at the yeshiva he enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces and served three years as a fighter in the Golani Brigade. After his release from the IDF, he returned to his studies at the yeshiva and also studied at the Meir Institute. After that he turned to law studies, and upon completing the bar exams he opened an independent law firm in Jerusalem.

In 2004, he founded the Ma'aini Yashua movement, which soon deals with hearts and the spread of Judaism. In 2006, he headed the headquarters of the struggle against the demolition of the houses in Amona, and later, in 2017, he headed the headquarters of the struggle against the eviction of the entire settlement. He was one of the drafters of the regularization law in order to prevent the eviction of the settlement. After the evacuation, in 2017 he agreed with Benjamin Netanyahu after long negotiations, on the establishment of the Amichai settlement for the evacuated Amona. Boaron led the actions to establish the settlement and in 2018 the Amona evacuees entered their temporary homes in the settlement. In 2013, he established "Emat - Zionist Research Institute for Law and Economics", which was designed to draft bills in the fields of law and economics to be promoted by sitting members of the Knesset.

In 2011 he founded the magazine "Panima" (פנימה) intended for traditional and religious women. In 2014 he founded the children's magazine and in 2018 he purchased the long-standing children's magazine Letters (אותיות) and merged the two magazines into one magazine, "Letters and Children" (אותיות וילדים). Both magazines are distributed to about thirty thousand subscribing families. At the same time, Boaron began to engage in real estate.

Political career[edit]

On 1 December 2014, Boaron founded "Forum Israel" - the social religious camp in the Jewish Home, and announced his candidacy in the primary elections of the "Hayed Jewish Home" party (הבית היהודי). Boaron was ranked 16th, but the party won only eight seats in the 2015 elections.

In 2016, he was one of the founders of the "Lavi" (לביא) organization, which deals with activities for proper administration, and the "Lavia" association, to encourage settlement in the Galilee and Israel. The "Lavi" organization was one of the main opponents of the Israeli–Lebanese maritime border dispute.

In 2019 he established the "Zion and Jerusalem Forum" within the Likud.

In 2022, he announced his candidacy for the reserved seat for the representative of Judea and Samaria on the Likud list. Boaron defeated Gershon Masika in the primary elections in this slot and was placed 42nd on the Likud list. The list won 32 mandates and established the thirty-seventh Israeli government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu. Following Minister Dudi Amsalem's resignation from the Knesset in accordance with Norwegian law at the end of March 2023, on 2 April Boaron entered the Knesset as a member of the Knesset on behalf of the Likud party.

In 2023, Levin led a line of support for the 2023 Israeli judicial reform, and founded the "Tkuma 2023" (תקומה 2023) organization, which organizes demonstrations in support of the reform. According to Boaron, the government in Israel is not given to the elected officials, but to the New Israel Fund which finances the left, to the High Court which imposes a liberal-progressive alternative on the executive branch and to the legal advisors who fortify the High Court's rule and weaken the people's elected representatives.

Boaron's term in the Knesset ended on 14 October 2023 when Galit Distel-Atbaryan returned to the Knesset after resigning as Information Minister.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Boaron is married to Ofra, has seven children and lives in Amichai, after living in Amona until the settlement was evacuated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "חבר הכנסת אביחי בוארון". main.knesset.gov.il. Retrieved 25 April 2023.
  2. ^ "Netanyahu hat-tips settler who called for extermination camps". Mondoweiss. 14 April 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2023.
  3. ^ "Meet Avichai Buaron, the new Likud lawmaker who advocated for 'extermination camps' for Israel's enemies". Mondoweiss. 31 March 2023. Retrieved 24 April 2023.
  4. ^ "בעקבות ההתפטרות של דיסטל - זה הח"כ שייפלט מהכנסת". סרוגים (in Hebrew). Retrieved 17 October 2023.

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