Yifat Shasha-Biton

Yifat Shasha-Biton
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Date of birth (1973-05-23) 23 May 1973 (age 46)
Place of birthKiryat Shmona, Israel
Knessets20, 21, 22
Faction represented in Knesset
Ministerial roles
2019–Minister of Construction and Housing

Yifat Shasha-Biton (Hebrew: יִפְעָת שָׁאשָׁא־בִּיטוֹן, born 23 May 1973) is an Israeli educator and politician. She currently serves as a member of the Knesset for Likud and Minister of Construction and Housing.

Early life and education

Shasha-Biton was born in Kiryat Shmona in 1973, the daughter of a nurse and the owner of a transportation company. In 2002 she received her doctorate in education from the University of Haifa, having already obtained bachelor's and master's degrees in education at the same university. She focused her doctoral dissertation on the influence of education on how Israeli and Palestinian students "understand the concept of peace."[1]