Nurit Koren is a former Knesset member of the Likud Party who served as chair of the Special Committee on the Disappearance of Yemeni, Eastern, and Balkan Children. Koren was born in the Mahanayim neighborhood of Jerusalem to Yemeni. At the age of 38, she began her BA degree and later completed a bachelor’s and master’s degree in law from Ono Academic College and received her law license. Koren was the director of Minister Gilad Erdan’s bureau from 2010–2012, during his tenure as Minister of Environmental Protection. She was one of the founders of the Achla (Quality of Life for Sharon) Association and a social activist for vulnerable populations and people with disabilities.
She was elected to the 20th Knesset and assigned to be the representative of the Coastal Plain District and entered the 20th Knesset after the party received 30 seats. She served as a member of the Judicial Selection Committee and also as a member of five other Knesset committees. In addition, Koren served as chairwoman of the Lobby for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, chairwoman of the Lobby for the Advancement of Immigrants and Immigrants from France, and chairwoman of the Lobby for Fair Collection Proceedings in Execution.