MK Yoel Hasson Biography
Yoel Hasson is a member of the 18th Knesset and currently holds the prestigious role of Chairman of the State Control Committee. As a member of the 17th Knesset, Hasson had the important roles of Kadima party Whip and Chairman of the Coalition. Hasson is considered a rising star in Israeli politics, moving up from seat 29 on the Kadima party list to seat 11 in the last election. Hasson is currently the second youngest member of the Knesset.
Since becoming a member of Knesset, Hasson has been active on the following Knesset Committees:
In June 2006 Hasson was nominated as the President of the 35th World Zionist Congress.
Prior to serving as an elected official, Hasson was an advisor to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and was part of his political staff. He also headed the Public Affairs Department at the Prime Minister's office.
Hasson has also been active in the following leadership roles:
Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Foundation
Chairman of the Leadership Council of the Beitar Youth Movement
Member of the National Council on Demographics
Member of the Authority for the Promotion of Women and Israel’s Women’s Lobby
Honorary Member of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity
Hasson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government and Public Policy from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzeliya, and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Government with a focus on Terrorism and Security. Hasson was raised in Rishon Le‐Zion and currently resides in Tel‐Aviv.