He was leader of the Israeli Labor Party between 2017 and 2019  and former leader of The Zionist Union. He was CEO of the telecommunications company Bezeq from 2007 to 2013. He was Minister of Environmental Protection between 2015 and 2016.
- תרומות וערבויות למועמדים בבחירות מקדימות Archived 2017-07-30 at the Wayback Machine State Comptroller of Israel
- Avi Gabbay Wins Israel's Labor Party Primary, Beating Amir Peretz Haaretz, 10 July 2017