Communist MK Touma-Sliman will be giving a talk in Amman, Jordan next Sunday, January 20, on the racist Nation-State Law legislated by Israel’s Knesset six months ago. The event will take place at the Columbia Global Centers, 5 Moh’d Al Sa’d Al-Batayneh Street.
In her talk, Touma-Sliman will discuss the character and ramifications of law that the Knesset approval last July, legislation which explicitly states that “the realization of the right to national self-determination in Israel is unique to the Jewish people.” The law creates de jure second-class citizenship for the Arab-Palestinian national minority in Israel. Touma-Sliman will discuss the impact of this legislation on the Arab citizens living in Israel, as well as on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Touma-Sliman is a member of the Knesset representing Hadash (Democratic Front for Peace and Equality) in the Joint List. From 2011 to 2014 she served as the editor-in-chief of Al-Ittihad, the only Arabic daily newspaper in Israel. Touma-Sliman is a prominent feminist activist and founder of the Women against Violence Association. She is the first woman to have been elected to the Higher Monitoring Committee for Arab Citizens in Israel.