MK Merav Michaeli of the Zionist Union, Thursday April 14th, 2016

With Member of Knesset Merav Michaeli (Zionist Union)


Israeli Knesset Member Merav Michaely of the Zionist Union was a guest speaker on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at an event co-sponsored by the New Israel Fund and Americans for Peace Now. MK Michaeli spoke about the challenges that progressive Israelis face, both on security and foreign affairs questions and on domestic affairs.


One of Israel’s foremost protectors of democracy, Zionist Union MK Merav Michaeli is a voice of reason, justice, and passion for human rights. Click here to watch Merav’s brief but stirring analysis of the aftermath of the recent Hebron shooting, which has dominated Israel’s public discourse in recent days.

MK Michaeli speaking at APN and NIF MK Michaeli speaking at APN and NIF

The controversial shooting of a disarmed Palestinian terrorist by an Israeli soldier, captured on video by the human rights NGO B’tselem, has roiled Israeli society. Since the video's release, a serious debate has erupted in Israel around the code of arms of the IDF, the role of human rights organizations and the reality of the occupation and conflict.

APN, the Opposition Whip, Member of Knesset Merav Michaeli (Zionist Union) and New Israel Fund’s Naomi Paiss spoke about these issues and more, in an in-depth look at Israeli politics and values.

Merav Michaeli is a member of the Israeli Knesset, where she serves as faction head of the Zionist Camp bloc and Opposition Whip. Merav is also a member of the Foreign Relations and Defense Committee. Her legislative agenda focuses primarily on economic justice and women's rights, with legislative successes in revising bankruptcy law and increasing financial support for Holocaust survivors. A prominent journalist, TV anchor, radio broadcaster and activist, she is known for her powerful feminist voice, her ability to consistently challenge conventional views, and as a fierce defender of minority rights, equality, and democracy in Israel.