Isaac Herzog, son of the late Israeli President Chaim Herzog, was born in Israel in 1960. He completed his army service with the rank of major (res.). He holds a degree in law and is an attorney by profession.
Isaac Herzog served as Secretary of the Economic-Social Council (1988-1990), as Government Secretary (1999-2001), and as Chairman of the Anti-Drug Authority (2000-2003).
Elected to the 16th Knesset in 2003, he has served as a member of the Knesset Finance, Internal Affairs and Environment, and Anti-Drug Abuse Committees, as well as Israel Labor Party Parliamentary Group Whip. He has chaired the Lobby for the War Against Drugs in Israel, the Lobby for Tourism in Israel, the Lobby for Youth in Israel, and the Municipal Lobby, and is a member of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus and the Environmental Lobby. He is also Chairman of the Israel-Australia Parliamentary Friendship Union.
Isaac Herzog served as Minister of Housing and Construction from January to November 2005 when Labor resigned from the government. After serving as Minister of Tourism from May 2006 until March 2007, he was appointed Minister of Welfare and Social Services, Minister of the Diaspora, Society, and Fight Against Antisemitism, serving until March 2009.
Isaac Herzog served as Minister of Welfare and Social Services from March 2009 until his resignation in January 2011.
Herzog speaks Hebrew, English and Arabic, and has published articles in Israeli and foreign press. He is married, and has three children.