Shulamit Aloni, 1928-2014

Founder of the Meretz party, Aloni was known for advocating for peace and for human and civil rights, especially as a voice for women and against Orthodox control of society. She fought in the Palmach for Jerusalem and was captured during the War of Independence. In the 1990s she served as education, culture and communications minister. Her political principles led her to clash with leaders from Golda Meir to Ovadia Yosef.

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