Perspectives on Israel's Political Landscape | May 27

Perspectives on Israel's Political Landscape | May 27

May 27, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Newly elected MK Zoabi will share her insights into the changing role of Arab citizens in Israel’s political landscape, improving social and economic opportunities for all Israelis, and what she hopes to accomplish as a member of Israel's government.

Brought to you by the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas’ Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues and partners.

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Noon – 1pm CT
11am-Noon MT
Via Zoom

RSVPs requested by May 24
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About the speaker


Member of Knesset, Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi (Meretz)

Coming from a rich background of work in strategic consulting, organization development and community activism, with special attention to women’s rights, Ms. Ghaida Rinawie-Zoabi became a Minister of Knesset (MK) in April 2021 as the fourth candidate on the Meretz list. Prior, she was CEO of the Friends Association for the Baruch Padeh Medical Center Poriya. Between October 2018 and May 2020, Ghaida served as the director of ACTO- the Academic Centre for Impact Investing and Entrepreneurship at the Management College in Rishon L'Tzion. In 2008, Ghaida founded the Injaz Center for Professional Arab Local Governance and served as its director until 2017. Injaz is the leading non-profit organization today on issues of municipal economic development and equal governmental budget allocation for the Arab minority in Israel. She also completed a feasibility study for Yad Hanadiv- Rothschild Foundation to explore the potential of establishing the first Impact Investing Fund within Arab Society in Israel. Ghaida has an MBA in Impact Investment and is an alumnus of the Oxford Said Business School Impact Measurement program. She also holds an MA in literature and Organizational development from Haifa University and Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She volunteered in various organizations, including as a member of the General Assembly for the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a board member at Rupin College in Natanya, and Biet Izi Shapira for disabled children. She was a fellow at the Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, a member of governmental economic committee for women retirement, a member of Prime Minister's Round Table for National Emergency Preparation, a mentor at the Rothschild Foundation Ambassadors students program, and a board member of the Meriam Foundation for defeating cancer. In a special issue published by the economic magazine The Marker at the end of 2011, Ghaida Rinawie-Zoabi was chosen as one of 100 "most influential persons in Israel", and was described as a "social innovator".  In 2015 she was the first Arab woman to be awarded the “Israeli Good Governance” prize. In 2018 she was included at the Forbes - Israel list of "50 most influential women in Israel". She is married and a mother of two.