Rami Greenberg

Rami Greenberg (born 18 May 1978) is an Israeli Politician, currently serving as the Mayor of Petah Tikva.

Rami Greenberg
רמי גרינברג
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Mayor of Petah Tikva
Assumed office
20 November 2018
Preceded byItzik Braverman
Personal details
Born (1978-05-18) May 18, 1978 (age 45)
Neve Yarak, Israel
Political partyLikud


Greenberg was born in Neve Yarak, and grew up in Petah Tikva. at the age of 14, he was elected to serve as the chairman of the city's Likud youth, and at the age of 16, was elected to serve as the chair of the national Likud youth. During his time in the Israel Defense Forces, Greenberg served as an officer in the Duvdevan Unit. He subsequently joined the Israeli Police, serving as a detective. He subsequently studied Criminal law in the Academic Center for Law and Science, becoming a Lawyer.[1]

From 2003 to 2006, Greenberg worked in Hod HaSharon's Department of Security, and served as a member of the Committee on Religious Affairs of the Drom HaSharon Regional Council. In 2012, he served as the Manager of the Department of Coordination and Oversight of Petah Tikva, until his removal by the Israeli Ministry of the Interior. He subsequently served as an advisor to Mayor Yitzhak Ohion.[2]

In the 2013 Israeli municipal elections, Greenberg ran for Mayor of Petah Tikva under the Likud Party, but lost in the first round, coming in third place. as his party won two seats in the City Council, he became one of the party's two Councillors.[3][4]

In the 2018 Israeli municipal elections, Greenberg ran for Mayor of Petah Tikva a second time, under his own party, called renewal (hithadshut) against Incumbent Mayor, Itzik Braverman.[5] Greenberg won with 45% of the vote to Braverman's 36%,[6] and was sworn into office on 20 November, 2018.

In 2021, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Greenberg announced that the city would examine a possible establishment of Pfizer's Israeli development center within the Petah Tikva Municipality[7][8]

On 11 July 2022, Greenberg was investigated for Fraud, Breach of Trust, Extortion, Abuse of Power, Bribery and Conspiracy to commit a crime.[9] On 10 August, he was arrested alongside the city's director and investigated a second time.[10]


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  2. ^ "מועמד הליכוד פ"ת מציג עצמו כמנהל אגף לשעבר בעירייה - אף שהודח מהתפקיד". TheMarker. Retrieved 2021-03-24.
  3. ^ "בסיבוב הראשון לבחירות 2013 רמי גרינברג לא צלח לראשות העיר, וקבל מקום שלישי מבין חמשת המתמודדים - עיריית פתח תקווה". www.city2012.022.co.il. Retrieved 2021-03-24.
  4. ^ "משרד הפנים". GOV.IL (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2021-03-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "פ"ת: רמי גרינברג ניצח את איציק ברוורמן". כיכר השבת (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2021-03-24.
  6. ^ "משרד הפנים". GOV.IL (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2021-03-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "המרוץ אחר פייזר: היכן יוקם המפעל הישראלי של יצרנית החיסונים?". www.israelhayom.co.il (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2021-03-25.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "ראש עיריית פתח תקווה מבקש לבחון אפשרות להקים את מרכז הפיתוח של פייזר בעיר". www.maariv.co.il. Retrieved 2021-03-25.
  9. ^ Levy, Liran; Albaz-Alush, Korin (2022-07-13). "הותר לפרסום: ראש העיר פתח תקווה רמי גרינברג נחקר בחשד לסחיטה באיומים ושוחד" [Cleared for Publication: Petah Tikva mayor Rami Greenberg investigated for Extortion and Bribery]. Ynet (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2022-08-10.
  10. ^ Levy, Liran (2022-08-10). "הותר לפרסום: ראש העיר פתח תקווה רמי גרינברג נעצר בחשד לקבלת שוחד" [Cleared for publication: Petah Tikva mayor Rami Greenberg arrested on suspicion of taking Bribes]. Ynet (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2022-08-10.