Tamar Zandberg

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Tamar Zandberg
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Date of birth (1976-04-29) 29 April 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Ramat Gan, Israel
Knessets 19
Faction represented in Knesset
2013– Meretz

Tamar "Tami" Zandberg (Hebrew: תמר זנדברג‎, born 29 April 1976) is an Israeli politician. A member of the Meretz party, she was placed sixth on the party's list for the 2013 Knesset elections, and thus elected to the 19 Knesset.[1] She is a former Tel Aviv Yaffo City Council Member.

Biography[edit]

Zandberg was born in Ramat Gan in 1976.

She began her political career in 2003, when she started to work as a parliamentary assistant to Meretz MK Ran Cohen, a job she held until 2008. In the same year she was elected to Tel Aviv city council in second place on the Meretz list.[2] During her term on the council, she chaired the city's Women's Affairs Committee and was a member of both the Finance Committee and the Affordable Housing Committee. She was behind an initiative to introduce public transportation on Shabbat.[3]

Zandberg was a main activist in the social protest movement of summer 2011, and was a member of the experts' group that introduced the movement's housing and transportation platform. She considered herself a feminist, urban environmentalist and a social democrat. She heads the opposition list of Na'amat, Israel's leading union for working women.

Zandberg is a PhD candidate in Politics and Government at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, researching issues of spatial planning and human rights. She holds a Master's degree in Social Psychology from Ben Gurion University and a Law Degree (LLB) from Tel Aviv University.

Zandberg is divorced and has a daughter. She is the sister of Israeli international footballer Michael Zandberg and daughter of journalist Ester Zandberg.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meretz Central Elections Committee
  2. ^ Council members Ministry of the Interior
  3. ^ TA councilwoman throws hat into the Knesset ring The Jerusalem Post, 22 October 2012
  4. ^ Meet the MK: Tamar Zandberg The Jerusalem Post, 4 February 2013

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