Porat, Hanan (1943–)
PORAT, HANAN (1943–)
Israeli rabbi and politician. Hanan Porat was born in K'far Pines in Mandatory Palestine in 1943. Elected to the Knesset in 1981, he served until 1999 as a member of the National Religious Party and ha-Tehiyah. A proponent of the Greater Land of Israel, he became prominent in the settlement movement. Porat founded a yeshiva on the site of Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem, which became the locus of clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli Defense Forces during the al-Aqsa Intifada beginning in October 2000.