Israeli Politician Ayelet Shaked



Ayelet Shaked (Hebrew: איילת שקד‎, born 7 May 1976) is an Israeli politician. She is the former chairwoman of My Israel, and was elected as member of the Knesset for the Jewish Home in the 2013 Knesset elections, and currently holds fifth place on the party’s list.


She grew up and lives in the Bavli neighborhood in Tel Aviv. Her mother was a teacher of Tanakh in Tel Aviv and her father was Masorati (traditional). She said that every Saturday she would go to synagogue and make kiddush. She holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University. Shaked later entered the army and served in the Golani Brigade. Shaked is married to a combat pilot and has two children.

Between 2006 and 2008 Shaked worked as an office manager for Benjamin Netanyahu, who was serving then as leader of the opposition. In 2010, together with Naftali Bennett she established the My Israel movement, which she led until 2012.

In June 2012 Shaked announced her plans to compete for a place on the Jewish Home for the 2013 Knesset elections, together with Naftali Bennett. On 14 November 2012 she was elected in the party’s primaries to the third place.

Shaked is the recipient of the 2012 Abramowitz Israeli Prize for Media Criticism.


In 2013, Shaked was elected as an MK on The Jewish Home list. In her first speech in the Knesset as an MK, Shaked called on U.S. President Barack Obama to release Jonathan Pollard.

Knesset Terms

Knesset 19 5.2.2013


Knesset 19 Member, House Committee*
Member, Economic Affairs Committee*
Member, Committee on Foreign Workers*
Alternate Member, Finance Committee*

Knesset Lobbies

Knesset 19 Chair, Lobby for Jonathan Pollard*
Chair, Lobby for Infiltrators*
Chair, Lobby for English-Speaking Immigrants*
Member, Lobby for Female Knesset Members*
Member, Lobby for Equality in Employment*
Member, Lobby for Reserve Soldiers*
Member, Jerusalem Lobby*
Member, Lobby for Students and Higher Education*
Member, Lobby for Strengthening the Jewish People*
Member, Knesset Christian Allies Caucus*
Member, Lobby for the Evacuees of Gush Katif*
Member, Agricultural Lobby*
Member, Lobby for the Hi-Tech Industry in Israel*
Member, Lobby for Holocaust Survivors*

Parliamentary Groups

Knesset 19 HaBayit HaYehudi

*Current Roles


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