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MK Hamed Amer is Deputy Chairman of the Knesset. He is a lawyer by training and a leading figure in the Druze-Israeli community.  In addition to his law degree, MK Amar holds a BA in Sociology.  MK Amar served in the IDF from 1982 to 1986. He has worked closely with the Minister of National Infrastructure and the Minister of Transport.  MK Amar founded  the Druze Youth Movement in Israel.

MK Amar was born in 1963.  He has a third degree black belt in Karate and is chair of the Martial Arts Association in Israel.


  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee
  • Member, Internal Affairs and Environment Committee
  • Member, Committee on Drug Abuse
  • Member, Parliamentary Inquiry Committee on the Integration of Arab Employees in the Public Sector
  • Member, Joint Committee for the Credit Provision Services Law-2002
  • Member, Subcommittee for Banking Services for Households and for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises


  •  Chair, Lobby for the War Against Road Accidents
  • Chair, Lobby for the Promotion of Rights for the Druze in Israel
  • Chair, Lobby for the War Against Drugs, Violence, and Alcohol
  • Member, Lobby for the IDF Disabled, Bereaved Families, Widows, and Orphans
  • Member, Lobby for the IDF Disabled, Bereaved Families, Widows, and Orphans
  • Member, Lobby for Local Government
  • Member, Lobby for Children and Youth at Risk
  • Member, Lobby for Israel and Global Ethics
  • Member, Lobby for Quality Assurance

Laws passed by MK Hamad Amar:

  • Law to expand the representation of members of the Druze Community
  • Minimum jail term for a conviction of abandonment of injured party at the site of an accident
  • Law on Druze religious courts

Posts Events

MK Hamad Amar Pens Op-ed in U.S. Congress Blog

Deputy Speaker MK Hamad Amar penned an op-ed in the U.S. Congress blog ‘The Hill’ in response to Ahmed Tibi’s diatribe against Israel: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,” …

MK Amar Setting an Example for Druze (and Jewish) Youth

The following is an article in the Jerusalem Post about MK Hamad Amar: Setting the example 05/16/2013 14:11   By JOSH HASTEN HAMED AMER, currently the sole Druse MK, saw a need in his community of Shfaram for an after-school program – …

Hamad Amar Pays Respects to Druze Fallen Soldiers on Israel’s Remembrance Day

Yisrael Beytenu MK Hamad Amar attended ceremonies commemorating fallen soldiers in the Druze village of Julis and in his home city of Shfaram. MK Amar joined the families of the Druze community and noted the size of the community’s loss, …

Druze rally in support of Yisrael Beytenu

MK Amar: “There are still many causes we need to advance – for this we need a strong ruling party. We want to focus on land allocation. We want more scholarships for Druze students and better planning and construction of our towns and villages. A vote for Likud-Beytenu is a vote for all these important goals.”


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