Arieh Eldad is a Knesset member from the right-wing National Union
Eldad has been an outspoken critic of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's disengagement plan.
His party rejects the creation of a Palestinian state and has called for a voluntary transfer of Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip to Arab countries.
Eldad was born in Tel Aviv in 1950. His father, Israel Eldad, was a well-known Israeli geographer and formerly one of the leaders of the underground group Lehi. He is a resident of the West Bank settlement of Kfar Adumim.
Eldad studied medicine at Tel Aviv University and from 1976-1979 served as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces medical corps.
From 1997-2000 Eldad served as chief medical officer in the IDF with a rank of brigadier general. From 2000-2003, after leaving active military service, Eldad served as director of the plastic surgery unit at Hadassah Ein-Kerem Hosptial in Jerusalem.
He was elected to the Knesset in 2003 and has served on numerous committees, including the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee; Labor, Welfare and Health Committee; and was chairman of the Ethics Committee.
He is married with five children.