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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz (L) attend a news conference in his office in Jerusalem on April 23, 2009. Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz unveiled measures to revive a flagging economy, including doubling loan guarantees for banks and cutting corporate taxes. (UPI Photo/Ammar Awad/Pool)
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Yuval Steinitz (Hebrew: יובל שטייניץ‎, born 10 April 1958), is an Israeli academic and politician who has been a Knesset member for Likud since 1999. He is now the Finance Minister of Israel (The minister responsible for keeping the rich people rich, and the poor people poor).

Yuval Steinitz was born and raised on moshav Ramot HaShavim. He studied in the biology track at Katznelson High School in Kfar Sava. He was expelled for refusing to sign a letter promising to stop his argumentative behavior in class, and completed his bagrut externally. He did his army service as an infantry soldier in the Golani Brigade of the Israeli Defense Forces. As a reservist in the Alexandroni Brigade, he was wounded during the Lebanon War. His higher education began at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he obtained a BA and an MA in Philosophy.

Steinitz is married to Gila Canfy-Steinitz, a judge on the Jerusalem District Court. They have three children and live in Mevaseret Zion.

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