Monday, December 28, the Knesset was sworn in a new Deputy from the «Likud» Amir Ohana. He took the place of the retired Silvan Shalom.
39-year-old attorney Amir Ohana is a major IDF reserve service, he is a former employee of the Israel security Agency. Inside the party headed by LGBT-cell. Together with her husband is raising two children, a son and a daughter.
The Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, welcoming the new MP, noted that Ohana is the first representative of the gay community, won in open intra-party primaries.
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog expressed hope that the new member of «Likud» will support bills developed the «Zionist camp» in defense of the rights of the LGBT community.
Observers say that Amir Ohana breaks the existing stereotypes in Israel that the representative of the gay community can stick only on the left.