Orly Levy

Israeli politician and Minister for Community Empowerment and Advancement

Orly Levy-Abekasis (Hebrew: אורלי לוי-אבקסיס‎, born 11 November 1973) is an Israeli politician. She is a member of the Knesset for Gesher.

Orly Levy
Date of birth (1973-11-11) 11 November 1973 (age 47)
Place of birthBeit She'an, Israel
Knessets18, 19, 20, 22, 23
Faction represented in Knesset
2009–2017Yisrael Beiteinu

After leaving Yisrael Beiteinu in 2017, she formed her own party, Gesher, while running in the April 2019 elections. Although the party failed to win a seat, she returned to the Knesset following the September 2019 elections, in which Gesher ran together with the Labor Party.[1]

Since 17 May 2020 Levy has been minister for the strenghtening of communities in the Fifth Netanyahu Government.

Levy studied law and served in the airforce. She worked as a fashion model and television talk show host before engaging in politics. She is the daughter of former Likud politician David Levy.


  1. "All the Candidates Running in Israel's September Do-over Election". Haaretz. 2 August 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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