Yariv Levin was born in Israel in 1969. He served in the IDF Intelligence Corps as an Arabic to Hebrew translator, and served as Commander of the translation course in the IDF Intelligence Corps. An attorney by profession, he holds an L.L.B. degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
He has served as a member of the board of directors of the Company for the Development of East Jerusalem, Ltd. and as deputy chairman of the Israeli Bar Association, as well as a member of the joint panel of judges and members of the Bar for the purpose of finding ways to monitor the conduct of judges.
Yariv Levin has been a member of Knesset since 2009, serving among others as Chair of the Knesset House Committee and the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, and a member of the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee.
In May 2015 he was appointed Minister of Tourism.