Heba Yazbak

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Heba Yazbak
חברת כנסת היבא יזבק במפלגת רע"מ בל"ד.jpg
Date of birth (1985-07-08) 8 July 1985 (age 34)
Place of birthNazareth, Israel
Knessets21, 22
Faction represented in Knesset
2019–Joint List

Heba Yazbak (Arabic: هبة يزبك‎, Hebrew: הֵיבַּא יָזְבָּק, born 8 July 1985) is an Israeli Arab academic and politician. She is currently a member of the Knesset for the Joint List.


Yazbak was born in Nazareth into a Muslim family; her father Mahmoud was a historian at the University of Haifa focussing on Middle Eastern history.[1] She attended the Salvatorian Sisters Catholic High School and earnt a BA in social work at the University of Haifa. She studied for a MA in social work and a PhD at Tel Aviv University,[1] where she also worked as a researcher and lecturer on sociology, focussing on Palestinian society and gender issues.[2]

Yazbak became involved with Balad at the age of 15, and joined the party whilst at university, becoming chair of the University of Haifa branch.[1] She was placed sixth on the party's list for the 2013 Knesset elections,[3] but the party won only three seats. Prior to the April 2019 Knesset elections, she was placed second on the Balad list.[2] With Balad running a joint list with the United Arab List, she was placed fourth on the alliance's list,[4] and was elected to the Knesset as it won four seats.


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