Dana Olmert

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Dana Olmert

Dana Olmert (Hebrew: דנה אולמרט‎‎; born March 1972), is an Israeli left wing activist, literary theorist and editor. She is a daughter of Israel's former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Olmert graduated with a PhD in literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on "The Growth of Hebrew Poetry by Women During the Twenties: Psychoanalytical and Feminist Perspectives."[1] She teaches literature at Tel Aviv University[2] and lately teaches creative writing workshops. She is the editor of a poetry series and was invited to several juries of literary prizes.

She was active in the Jerusalem branch of the Israeli left-wing human rights organization Machsom Watch.[3] In June 2006 she attended a march in Tel Aviv protesting alleged Israeli complicity in the Gaza beach blast which made her the subject of bitter criticism from right wing personalities.[4]

Olmert is a self-identified lesbian and defends Pride parade in Israel.[5] She lives with her female partner, Dafna Ben-Zvi, in Tel Aviv.[6] The couple raise a daughter birthed by Ben-Zvi.


  1. ^ Our Scholarship Winners Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  2. ^ The Literature Department Tel Aviv University
  3. ^ Another small indignity at an Israeli checkpoint: Apartheid looks like this by Jonathan Cook, Global Research, February 24, 2007
  4. ^ Cohen, Avi (2006-06-10), "PM's daughter protests Gaza killings", Israel News, archived from the original on 2010-12-07, retrieved 2007-08-27 
  5. ^ Olmert Daughter Defends Gay Parade., Publication: Israel Faxx, Date: Thursday, June 21, 2007
  6. ^ Mirza, Hassan (2006-11-14), "Lesbian daughter of Israeli PM speaks out", UK Gay.com, retrieved 2007-08-27