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Dudu Amsalem

Dudu Amsalem
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Date of birth (1960-08-11) 11 August 1960 (age 57)
Place of birth Jerusalem, Israel
Knessets 20
Faction represented in Knesset
2015– Likud

David "Dudu" Amsalem (Hebrew: דוד "דודי" אמסלם‎, born 11 August 1960), also known as Dudi Amsalem, is an Israeli politician.


Amsalem was born and raised in Jerusalem. His parents, Avraham and Sultana Amsalem, were immigrants from Morocco. Amsalem was educated at Yeshivat Or Etzion. During his IDF national service he was a tank commander in the Armored Corps. He later obtained a bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Administration from Bar-Ilan University.

A member of the Likud, he became chairman of the party's Jerusalem branch. He was placed 42nd on the joint Likud Yisrael Beiteinu list for the 2013 Knesset elections,[1] but with the alliance winning only 31 seats, he did not become a Knesset member. Prior to the 2015 Knesset elections he was placed 21st on the party's list,[2] a slot reserved for a candidate from the Jerusalem area.[3] He was elected to the Knesset as Likud won 30 seats.[4]

Amsalem lives in the Israeli settlement of Ma'ale Adumim, and is married with two daughters.


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