ARIEL ATIAS (Hebrew : אריאל אטיאס, born 13 November
1970) is an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset
Shas , and as the country's Minister of Housing and Construction .
He was also manager of Shas' kosher supervision organization, Badatz
Beit Yosef . On June 22, 2014, he handed his resignation from the
Parliament, citing his departure from the political scene.
* 1 Career
* 1.1 Minister of Communications
* 2 Personal life
* 3 References
* 4 External links
Tel Aviv to parents who were Jewish immigrants from
Atias was first elected to the
Knesset on Shas' list in the 2006
elections . In May 2006, he was promoted to the position of Minister
of Communications in the last government .
He retained his seat in the 2009 elections , having been placed
second on the
Shas list, and was appointed Minister of Housing and
Construction in the Netanyahu government. In June 2009, Atias called
for the segregation of Israel's Arab population from Jewish Israelis,
saying that achieving it was "a national duty ... populations that
should not mix are spreading ... I don't think that it is appropriate
to live together".
Atias retained his seat again in the 2013
Knesset elections , but
Shas was not included in the coalition, resulting in Atias losing his
ministerial post. He resigned from the
Knesset in June 2014 in order
to take a break from politics, and was replaced by
Yoav Ben-Tzur .
MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS
As the Minister of Communi