These are tumultuous times in Israel. CILR invites you to join us to meet Dan Illouz, Canadian-born Member of the Knesset and proud Zionist, who will be in Toronto, on October 10, to discuss the state of the State of Israel. He brings a much needed fresh perspective to events in Israel. Mort Klein, National President of the Zionist Organization of America describes him as ”a brilliant, extraordinarily analytical new member of the Israeli Knesset…..and is a powerful fighter for Israel’s legal, political, moral and religious rights.”
Member of Knesset Dan Illouz
Dan Illouz was born in Montreal, in 1986, to parents of French and Moroccan descent. He obtained his law degree from McGill University and in 2009 he made Aliyah. In Israel, he pursued a master's degree in public policy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, graduating in 2012 and became a certified lawyer.
He joined Likud, where he served as a legislation advisor to Member of Knesset Yariv Levin. He went on to become a Jerusalem city council member and headed the local audit committee. Additionally, he managed the activities of the Zionist Organization of America. In the Likud primaries, Dan was elected to the Oleh spot and earned the 33rd position leading to his swearing-in as a Knesset member on January 9th, 2023.
His political beliefs are centered around advocating for a free market economy, promoting transparency, and reducing bureaucracy. He also supports the decentralization of state powers. Dan supports the careful application of Israeli sovereignty in the territories of Judea and Samaria, supporting settlement with a focus on reducing construction barriers, improving infrastructure, and taking more decisive action against terrorist attacks against Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria. Fluent in English, French, and Hebrew, Dan's linguistic abilities enable effective communication across various cultures.