Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi, 1972-

Zoabi serves as an Arab member of the Knesset for Meretz and deputy speaker and is an activist for Arab rights. Forbes named her one of Israel’s 50 most influential women in 2018. She was the first Arab woman named an Israeli consul general in February 2022 when she was assigned that post in Shanghai, but she gave up the appointment after resigning from and rejoining the governing coalition in May.

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