Zoabi is the first ever elected female Israeli Arab citizen Knesset member representing an Arab party. A University of Haifa and Hebrew University graduate.
A former math teacher. Earlier worked as an Israeli Ministry of Education school inspector.
In 2001, she joined the Balad party. In 2003, she co-founded the Media Center for Arab Palestinians in Israel (I’Iam). Remaining general director until 2009.
Switching to politics. Winning a Knesset seat. One of three Balad won in 2009.
Zoabi rejects the notion of Israel as a Jewish state. Calling it “inherently racist.” Continue reading