BBC HARDtalk: Israeli Arab Minister of Knesset Haneen Zoabi [VIDEO]
Arab Knesset member Haneen Zoabi who has had her diplomatic privileges revoked by parliament has condemned what she calls the civilian ‘siege’ of Gaza. She was sanctioned this week for taking part in the Gaza flotilla convoy last month.
Haneen Zoubi was Born in Nazareth, Zoabi studied philosophy and psychology at the University of Haifa, gaining a BA, before receiving an MA in communications from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She was the first Arab citizen of Israel to graduate from a media studies course there, and established the first media classes in Arab schools. She also worked as a math teacher, and later served as a schools inspector for the Ministry of Education.[ Zoabi joined Balad party in 2001. In 2003, she co-founded the NGO I’lam – Media Center for Arab Palestinians in Israel (pronounced e’e’lam). Zoabi was its general director until she resigned shortly before the 2009 election in order to focus on her political career.She entered the Knesset after the party won three seats. She became the first female Arab MK to represent an Arab party
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