About Daniel Atar

Date of birth: January 5, 1958
Place of birth: Moshav Dvora
Place of residence: Gan Ner
Marital status: Married
Children: 3

Bachelor's degree: Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies – Emek Yezreel Academic College.

Master's degree: Public Administration and Public Policy (MPA), specializing in administration of local government – Haifa University

Executive Master's degree in Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies, Tel Aviv University

Military Service:
Golani Brigade, Lieutenant Colonel, Regiment Commander (Reserve), Senior Command Courses Graduate

Member of Knesset, Representing the Zionist Union:
Knesset member from 2015 - 2016
Major offices:
  • Chairman, Agricultural Lobby
  • Member, Lobby for Negev Development
  • Member, Lobby for Working Class Rights in Israel
  • Member, Lobby for Advancement of Tolerant Political Dialogue for a Stronger Democracy
  • Chairman, Subcommittee for Examining Planning and Environmental Issues at Haifa Bay
  • Chairman, Subcommittee on Foreign Workers
  • Member, Committee for Internal Affairs and Environmental Protection
  • Member, Committee for Issues of the State Comptroller
  • Member, Subcommittee for Fire Suppression and Rescue Services
  • Member, Subcommittee for Internal Security
  • Member, Special Committee for Discussing the Urban Renewal Bill of the National Authority


Public Service and Additional Information:

  • Mayor of the Gilboa Regional Council – 5th term of office
  • CEO, Agricultural Inspection Authority
  • Chairman, Security Committee, Regional Councils' Association
  • Chairman, Regional Council Heads Forum, Border Region
  • Chairman, Urban Association for Firefighting Services, Jezreel Region
  • Chairman, Sports Committee, Regional Councils' Association
  • Chairman, Border Regions, Regional Councils' Association
  • Member, Committee for Public Affairs, Regional Councils' Association
  • Member, Galilee Development Authority Administration
  • Project Initiator and Developer of the Security Fence in Gilboa
  • Member, Parliamentary Committees to Implement the Paris Accords
  • Member of the Labor Party and of its HQ
  • Chairman, Rural Region for the Labor Party
  • Member, Committee for Party Affairs, and a Member of the Municipal Committee of the Labor Party
  • Award, "Bridges of the World for Social Responsibility", Madrid, Spain, 2011
  • Award, Eugen Kogon Prize for Democracy in Action, Königstein im Taunus, Hesse, Germany, 2013