Hili Tropper


Yehiel Moshe "Hili" Tropper (Hebrew: יְחִיאֵל מֹשֶׁה "חִילִי" טְרוֹפֵּר; born 22 April 1978) is an Israeli educator, social worker and politician who currently serves as Minister of Culture and Sports. He was previously a member of the Knesset for Blue and White from 2019 to 2020 and again in 2021.

Hili Tropper
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Ministerial roles
2020–Minister of Culture and Sports
Faction represented in the Knesset
2019–2020Blue and White
2021Blue and White
Personal details
Born (1978-04-22) 22 April 1978 (age 44)
Jerusalem, Israel


Tropper was born in Jerusalem, one of nine children of Rabbi Daniel Tropper. During his national service in the Israel Defense Forces, he was part of the Duvdevan Unit. He subsequently became a social worker and earned a BA in humanities from the Open University and an MA in Jewish history and education from the Lander Institute. He worked for the Bat Yam municipality and also ran the Branco Weiss school in Ramle.

Tropper is married with four children and lives in Nes Harim.

Political careerEdit

Prior to the 2013 Knesset elections Tropper was placed twenty-third on the Labor Party list, but the party won only 15 seats. He was subsequently appointed as an advisor to Minister of Education Shai Piron. When Piron left the government in 2015, Tropper became Director of the Education, Welfare and Culture Division in Yeruham.

In the build-up to the April 2019 elections he joined the new Israel Resilience Party founded by his friend Benny Gantz.[1] The party became part of the Blue and White, with Tropper placed twelfth on the alliance's list.[2] He was elected to the Knesset as Blue and White won 35 seats. He was re-elected in September 2019 and March 2020. In May 2020 he was appointed Minister of Culture and Sports in the new government.[3] He subsequently resigned his Knesset seat under the Norwegian Law and was replaced by Yorai Lahav-Hertzano. He was re-elected to the Knesset in the March 2021 elections. After being appointed Minister of Culture and Sports in the new government, he resigned from the Knesset under the Norwegian Law and was replaced by Mufid Mari.


  1. ^ Levinson, Chaim (29 January 2019). "His Silence Is Confidence': Benny Gantz Earns Praise From Former U.S. General Martin Dempsey". Haaretz. Reuters. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  2. ^ Blue and White list CEC
  3. ^ Levinson, Chaim; Lis, Jonathan (17 May 2020). "After Year of Deadlock and Days of Delays, Knesset Swears in New Israeli Government". Haaretz. Retrieved 6 November 2020.

External linksEdit

  • Hili Tropper on the Knesset website