gideon sa'ar

Gideon Sa'ar is an Israeli politician and Israel's current Justice Minister. 


He was born in Tel Aviv, where he also primarily grew up. He holds degrees in law and political science from Tel Aviv University.


He is married to Israeli news anchor Geual Even with whom he has two children. He has two other children from his first wife, Shelly. 


Sa'ar clerked as an aide to the attorney-general and then for the state attorney before swerving into politics in 1999, eventually winning a seat in the Knesset on the Likud's list. 


After taking a hiatus from politics, Sa'ar returned in 2017 and in December 2020 announced the formation of his own political party, New Hope. 


In Israel's 36th government headed by Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid Sa'ar took the position of justice minister.

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In end-of-term briefing, outgoing Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar remains unperturbed

Outgoing Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar leaves his position reflecting on changes he made and changes that need to come.

Ben-Gvir attacks attorney-general for opposing police law

Ben-Gvir questions attorney-general's judgment following reports she'd oppose police bill which would give Ben-Gvir more control over Israel Police

Sa'ar, Michaeli: Herzog should not extend Netanyahu's mandate

Benjamin Netanyahu has until the end of the week to form a coalition or he loses his mandate to become prime minister.

Likud will undergo drastic changes if Netanyahu doesn't reach 61 -Gideon Sa'ar

If the Netanyahu bloc fails to form a government, a door will be opened for what the country needs - a broad national unity government that does not rely on extremism -Gideon Sa'ar

Netanyahu to be acquitted, Smotrich says in press conference

Netanyahu will be acquitted from accusations of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, MK Bezalel Smotruch said in a press conference on Tuesday.

Gantz might demand premiership even with 12 mandates, Sa’ar says

The National Unity Party is facing criticism for aspiring to make Gantz the next prime minister, despite being smaller than Yesh Atid and Likud.

ISRAEL’S GAS fields include some of the largest discovered anywhere in the world since 2010

High Court asks state to respond to NGO objection to Lebanon gas deal

The High Court instructed the government to respond to a petition regarding the naval border demarcation, submitted by the NGO Lavi.

Israel Elections: Only voting for Gantz-Sa'ar-Eisenkot can end the cycle - opinion

Only a vote for the list led by Benny Gantz, Gideon Sa’ar and Gadi Eisenkot offers a reasonable prospect to end Israel’s political predicament. 

Gantz, Sa'ar, Liberman: Engineers of Israeli gov't success look ahead

No. 12 on The Jerusalem Post's Top 50 Most Influential Jews of 2022: Defense Minister Benny Gantz, Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar and Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman.

Netanyahu will make Israel an authoritarian democracy - Sa'ar - exclusive

POLITICAL AFFAIRS: Sa'ar said Netanyahu wants to make election of Israeli judges require Knesset approval, making it part of coalition negotiations.

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