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ARIEL ATIAS (Hebrew : אריאל אטיאס‎, born 13 November 1970) is an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Shas
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.

CONTENTS

* 1 Career

* 1.1 Minister of Communications

* 2 Personal life * 3 References * 4 External links

CAREER

Born in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv
to parents who were Jewish immigrants from Morocco
Morocco
, Atias was first elected to the Knesset
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
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
Knesset
elections , but Shas
Shas
was not included in the coalition, resulting in Atias losing his ministerial post. He resigned from the Knesset
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