David Bitan

David Bitan
Date of birth (1960-04-08) 8 April 1960
Place of birth Kenitra, Morocco
Year of aliyah 1965
Knessets 20
Faction represented in Knesset
2015– Likud

David Bitan (Hebrew: דוד ביטן, born 8 April 1960) is an Israeli lawyer and politician.


David Bitan was born in Kenitra, Morocco and immigrated to Israel with his family at the age of five. During his national service in the Israel Defense Forces, he served as a combat medic. He then studied law at Tel Aviv University. After graduating with an LL.B in 1987 and receiving a law license, he worked as an attorney and later opened his own law firm.

Bitan is married to Hagit, and they have two daughters.

Political career

A member of Likud, he became a member of Rishon LeZion City Council in 1988 after becoming head of the party's Rishon LeZion branch. He went on to become Deputy Mayor of the city.[1]

He was placed 21st on the Likud list for the 2013 Knesset elections, but was moved down to 35th place after Likud agreed to run a joint list with Yisrael Beiteinu. With the alliance winning 31 seats, Bitan did not become a Knesset member. Prior to the 2015 elections he was placed 16th on the Likud list,[2] taking the place reserved for the coastal plain.[3] He was elected to the Knesset as Likud won 30 seats.[4]

In October 2017, Bitan was investigated by police for alleged bribery. He was suspected of received money from businessmen to pay off a massive debt while Deputy Mayor of Rishon LeZion.[5][6][7]


  1. Likud ministers being pressured to quit Knesset The Jerusalem Post, 11 August 2014
  2. Likud list Central Elections Committee
  3. Erdan, Edelstein, Regev fly high on new Likud list The Times of Israel, 2 January 2015
  4. Final Unofficial* results of the Elections for the Twentieth Knesset Central Elections Committee
  5. Weitz, Gidi; Yaron, Lee (October 24, 2017). "Israeli Police Investigating Criminal Allegations Against Key Netanyahu Ally David Bitan". Haaretz. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  6. Eisenbud, Daniel K. (October 24, 2017). "POLICE REPORTEDLY INVESTIGATING COALITION CHAIR OVER BRIBERY ALLEGATIONS". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  7. Wootliff, Raoul (October 24, 2017). "Likud mover and shaker investigated for bribery – report". Times of Israel. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
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