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Faina Kirshenbaum is currently Deputy Minister of Interior.

As a Member of Knesset, MK Faina Kirshenbaum has made consumer rights and raising awareness for the need of finance education among the public are two of her priorities. She is also active in enhancing Israel’s bi-lateral relations with FSU countries.

MK Kirshenbaum was born in Ukraine in 1955 and immigrated to Israel in 1955.  Kirshenbaum trained and worked as a nurse for many years before entering politics – first on a local level in her Judean Desert town of Nili.

MK Kirshenbaum first met Avigdor Liberman in the wake of the horrific Dolfinarium bombing of 2001, when she was volunteering, using her nursing skills, with the injured and their families.  MK Kirshenbaum serves as Yisrael Beytenu’s secretary general.

MK Kirshenbaum was born in Ukraine in 1955 and moved to Israel in 1973.

Committees during the 18th Knesset:

  • Chairperson, Subcommittee for Insurance
  • Member, Finance Committee
  • Member, Internal Affairs and Environment Committee
  • Member, Subcommittee for Confidential Matters
  • Member, Subcommittee for Internal Security
  • Member, Joint Committee for the budget of the Company for Restitution of Holocaust Victims Assets
  • Member, Joint Committee for Health and the Environment
  • Member, House Committee


  • Knesset 18 Chairperson, Lobby for Financial Education in Israel
  • Chairperson, Lobby for Promoting Competitive Sports
  • Member, Lobby for Local Government
  • Member, Lobby for Shipping
  • Member, Knesset Christian Allies Caucus

Laws passed by MK Kirshenbaum:

  •  Elimination of clause denying alimony payments to a parent who travels abroad.
  •  The granting to terror-victims’ families a leave of absence from work on Memorial Day
  • Requirement of contracts to specify essential terms and conditions

Successful Campaigns:

  • Secured the legal ability of the “Tzohar Rabbis” to perform wedding ceremonies, protecting the right of couples to get married how they choose.
  • Led campaign to prevent the raising of the legal retirement age for women from 60 to 62
  • Leading conferences and programs to raise money-matters awareness among  young people
  • Leading campaign to ensure that Israel is fully prepared for a large-scale earthquake
  • Advancing Israeli-Azeri relations and cooperation

Posts Events

Deputy Interior Minister Kirshenbaum Lauds the Implementation of her ‘Tzohar Bill’

Secretary-General of Yisrael Beytenu and Deputy Interior Minister MK Faina Kirshenbaum referred to the publication that registration areas for marriage will be opened and each couple would be able to register wherever they want, as stated in the ‘Tzohar Bill’, …

MK Faina Kirshenbaum at the Basketball Allstar Game

General Secretary of Yisrael Beytenu, MK Faina Kirshenbaum was invited by Israel’s Basketball Organization to be the guest of honor at a the National Basketball League  Allstar game between the Northern and Southern teams at the Moshava Auditorium in Nes …

“Merger of Left will Strengthen the Nationalist Camp

MK Faina Kirshenbaum: “If the left-wing parties unite, voters will realize more than ever how important a vote for Likud-Beytenu is for the future of this country.

Liberman: “Jewish Settlements mean Security”

Yisrael Beytenu held a conference today on Workers in the Jewish settlements at the Shefayim Kibbutz. Party Chairman Avigdor Liberman said, “Since the days of Operation Wall and Tower up until today, we are fighting the same battle for Jewish …


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