Revital Swid

Revital Swid
Date of birth (1967-08-17) 17 August 1967
Place of birth Hadera, Israel
Knessets 20
Faction represented in Knesset
2015– Zionist Union

Revital Swid (Hebrew: רויטל סויד; born 17 August 1967) is an Israeli criminal defense lawyer and politician. She currently serves as a member of Knesset for the Zionist Union.


Swid was born in Hadera to Joseph and Bruria Maimon, Jewish immigrants from Libya. She completed her BA and MA in law at Bar-Ilan University. She later interned in the criminal division of the Tel Aviv District Attorney's Office. For several years she worked as an attorney in Netanya. In 1994 she served for several months as General Counsel of the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera. In the same year she founded an independent law firm. Among its clients are the Abutbul family, members of the Israeli mafia.[1]

She came to notoriety as a defense attorney during the murder trial of Ronnie Ron and Marie-Charlotte Pizem for the killing of 4-year-old Rose Pizem in 2008.[2][3]

Swid is chair of the Criminal Affairs Division of the Tel Aviv District of the Israel Bar Association. She is an adjunct professor at Sha'arei Mishpat College and serves as a consultant to private companies in matters of criminal law.

A member of the Labor Party, she was elected to the fourteenth slot on the Zionist Union list for the 2015 Knesset elections.[4]

An observant Jew, Swid is a mother of four and lives in Ra'anana. She is a religious feminist.[5]


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