Aida Touma Sliman, a member of the Israeli Knesset, addresses the new Basic Law recently passed by the Knesset in Israel and how it affects Palestine and Palestinians by denying the rights of the Palestinians in their own homeland.

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Aida Touma-Suleiman (also Sliman) was elected to the the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) in 2015, the fourth Arab Israeli woman to become a member of the Knesset. She was born in Nazareth into a Christian Palestinian family and earned a B.A. in psychology and Arab literature from the University of Haifa. She founded the Arab feminist group Women Against Violence in 1992. A journalist, she is the first female member of the High Follow-up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel and co-founded the International Women’s Commission for a Just Palestinian-Israeli Peace.

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By Published On: September 17th, 2018Comments Off on Aida Touma Suleiman speaks on Israel/Palestine at the Veterans for Peace Annual Convention

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