Tzachi Hanegbi heads Israel’s Ministry for Regional Cooperation. Minister Hanegbi has served in the Knesset since 1988, including a decade as a government minister and six years as chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. During this period, he was involved in nearly every significant foreign affairs and security issue Israel faced.
Mr. Hanegbi has served as Minister of Health, Minster of Justice, Minister of Internal Security, Minister of Environmental Protection, Minister of Transportation, Minister of Communications and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office in charge of Israel’s intelligence services and the strategic dialogue with the United States. Before serving in the Knesset, Minister he served as an advisor to the Foreign Minister and Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir.
Mr. Hanegbi served as a paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces. He earned a BA in international relations and an LLB from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. While attending Hebrew University he was elected to serve as Chairman of the University’s Student Union and later as Chairman of the National Student Union.