Uri Orbach (1960 - 2015) was an Israeli journalist, media personality and member of Knesset. He attended a Hesder yeshiva, and did his national service in the IDF Armored Corps, where he served as a co-host for the Army Radio mid-morning show 'The Last Word'. He later worked as a journalist, and is widely known as a for producing columns for Israel’s largest newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth.
Uri was a founder of the leading Israeli children’s magazine, Otiyot, the religious television station, Tekhelet, and the radio station, Kol Ĥai.
Prior to the 2009 elections, he joined the Jewish Home. He was placed third on the party's list, and entered the Knesset as it won three seats. For the 2013 elections he was placed sixth on the Jewish Home list, retaining his seat as the party won 12 seats. He was appointed Minister of Pensioner Affairs on 18 March 2013.Tweet