Naomi Chazan is a senior Israeli academic, an activist for peace and women’s rights, and a former member of the Knesset. In this wide-ranging conversation, she examines the issues facing the region.
Naomi Chazan is the author of a number of books and President of the New Israel Fund. She recently completed three terms as a Member of Knesset on behalf of the Meretz party. During her parliamentary career, she was considered one of Israel’s top legislators, specialising in human rights, gender equality and consumer affairs. Among many activities associated with human rights and peace, she helped found the International Women’s Commission for an Israeli-Palestinian Peace, the Israel Women’s Network, the Jerusalem Link and Engendering the Peace Process. She is currently Dean of the School of Government and Society at the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo.