MK Eli Alaluf
“Our commitment as elected officials is to ensure the existence of channels of hope for all citizens and thereby facilitate their advancement and success”
Born in Morocco, laureate of the Israel Prize for lifetime achievement and special contribution to society, head of the Committee to Fight Poverty in Israel and former chief executive officer of the Rashi Foundation.
One of the main activists for equality and social justice in Israel.
For more than four decades of public activity in Israel, he contributed to the advancement of disadvantaged neighborhoods and immigrant absorption, promoted educational and welfare institutions in the periphery, and was an active partner in strengthening the southern part of the country.
Chairman of the Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee.
As the CEO of the Rashi Foundation, he initiated, founded and promoted hundreds of programs in the fields of education, welfare and health to strengthen the geographic and social periphery in the State of Israel and made the Foundation a central body in Israeli philanthropy
He headed the Committee to Fight Poverty in Israel, which for the first time formulated and organized an operative plan for dealing with and reducing poverty in Israel, which was accompanied by an outline for implementing the recommendations with the government.
Chairman of the Lobby for the Encouragement of Aliyah from Ethiopia and Head of the Israel-France Parliamentary Friendship Group.
He received honorary degrees from Ben-Gurion University and the Technion.
In 2006 he was one of the torch bearers at the Independence Day ceremony in the name of the Negev region.
Married to Giselle and father of Yishai.