Haneen Zoabi

Haneen Zoabi is a Palestinian politician who made history in 2009 when she became the first Arab woman to be elected to Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, on an Arab party’s list. She was also the first Palestinian citizen to graduate from a media studies course at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and she established the first media classes in Arab schools. Prior to her post in the Knesset, she headed an organization exposing Israeli media bias.