Hili Tropper

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Hili Tropper
Ministerial roles
2020–2022Minister of Culture and Sports
2023–Minister without portfolio
Faction represented in the Knesset
2019–2020Blue and White
2021Blue and White
2022–National Unity
Personal details
Born (1978-04-22) 22 April 1978 (age 45)
Jerusalem, Israel

Yehiel Moshe "Hili" Tropper (Hebrew: יְחִיאֵל מֹשֶׁה "חִילִי" טְרוֹפֵּר; born 22 April 1978) is an Israeli educator, social worker and politician. He is currently a member of the Knesset for National Unity and a minister without portfolio in the Thirty-seventh government of Israel. Tropper previously served as Minister of Culture and Sports from 2020 to 2022.


Tropper was born in Jerusalem, one of nine children of Rabbi Daniel Tropper. During his national service in the Israel Defense Forces, he was part of the Duvdevan Unit. He subsequently became a social worker and earned a BA in humanities from the Open University and an MA in Jewish history and education from the Lander Institute. He worked for the Bat Yam municipality and also ran the Branco Weiss school in Ramle.

Tropper is married with four children and lives in Nes Harim.

Political career[edit]

Prior to the 2013 Knesset elections Tropper was placed twenty-third on the Labor Party list, but the party won only 15 seats. He was subsequently appointed as an advisor to Minister of Education Shai Piron. When Piron left the government in 2015, Tropper became Director of the Education, Welfare and Culture Division in Yeruham.

In the build-up to the April 2019 elections he joined the new Israel Resilience Party founded by his friend Benny Gantz.[1] The party became part of the Blue and White, with Tropper placed twelfth on the alliance's list.[2] He was elected to the Knesset as Blue and White won 35 seats. He was re-elected in September 2019 and March 2020. In May 2020 he was appointed Minister of Culture and Sports in the new government.[3] He subsequently resigned his Knesset seat under the Norwegian Law and was replaced by Yorai Lahav-Hertzanu. He was re-elected to the Knesset in the March 2021 elections. After being appointed Minister of Culture and Sports in the new government, he resigned from the Knesset under the Norwegian Law and was replaced by Mufid Mari.[citation needed] Tropper served until the Inauguration of the Thirty-seventh government of Israel on 29 December 2022,[4][5] and returned to the Knesset as a member of the Opposition National Unity Party.[citation needed]

On 12 October 2023, Tropper was sworn in as a minister without portfolio after his party joined the government following the outbreak of the 2023 Israel–Hamas war.[6]


  1. ^ Levinson, Chaim (29 January 2019). "His Silence Is Confidence': Benny Gantz Earns Praise From Former U.S. General Martin Dempsey". Haaretz. Reuters. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  2. ^ Blue and White list CEC
  3. ^ Levinson, Chaim; Lis, Jonathan (17 May 2020). "After Year of Deadlock and Days of Delays, Knesset Swears in New Israeli Government". Haaretz. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Netanyahu's hard-line new government takes office in Israel". BBC News. 29 December 2022. Retrieved 16 October 2023.
  5. ^ "N12 - מיקי זוהר החליף את חילי טרופר: "תרבות של שנאה אין לה..." N12. 2 January 2023. Retrieved 16 October 2023.
  6. ^ Keller-Lynn, Carrie (12 October 2023). "Knesset okays war cabinet; PM: Saturday 'most horrible day for Jews since Holocaust'". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 13 October 2023.

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