For the fourth time in three years, far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has assembled an alliance of ultra-capitalists, Kahanists, and religious fundamentalists towards the upcoming election. However, when voting on March 23 for the 24th Knesset, remember that the Joint List is the only Arab-Jewish democratic option.
Today, Tuesday, March2, a Zoom conversation in English will be held with one of the leaders of the Joint List , MK Aida Touma-Silman (Hadash), Aida will talk about how we can overcome the threat posed by the extreme right; about the Joint List and its mission; and about how you can join the fight for a just democracy for all.
MK Touma-Sliman, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Israel, is a prominent feminist activist and founder of the feminist group Women against Violence. As the former editor of Al-Ittihad, she was the first and only woman in Israel ever to head up a daily Arabic-language newspaper.
Touma-Sliman was also the first female member of the High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel and founder of the International Women’s Commission for a Just Palestinian-Israeli Peace. In the Knesset, Touma-Sliman has been active in the struggle for gender equality and has advanced legislation for various laws to advance and protect women’s rights. Since June 2015, she has been the head of the Knesset’s Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality. MK Touma-Sliman was born in Nazareth, holds a B.A. in psychology and Arabic literature from the University of Haifa, and now lives in Acre.
Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/255300306079001