Michal Rozin

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Michal Rozin
Michal Rozin מיכל רוזין.jpg
Date of birth (1969-06-25) 25 June 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth Ramat Gan, Israel
Knessets 19, 20
Faction represented in Knesset
2013– Meretz

Michal Rozin (Hebrew: מיכל רוזין‎‎, born 25 June 1969) is an Israeli politician who currently serves as a member of the Knesset for Meretz.

Political career[edit]

Rozin was elected to the Knesset in 2013 on the Meretz list. During her first term in the Knesset she chaired the Committee on Foreign Workers, and headed three lobbies; the Lobby for Equality in Employment, the Lobby for Female Knesset Members, and the Lobby for Equality and Pluralism.

She is a member of Women of the Wall, and says she subscribes to a worldview combining religious freedom with feminism.[1] On 4 March 2014, she and Amram Mitzna were awarded the Israel Democracy Institute's Outstanding Parliamentarian Award of 2013. The award was given in recognition for her work promoting the rights of women, children, and disadvantaged groups.[2]

In January 2015 Rozin conducted mock gay weddings outside the headquarters of the Jewish Home party to protest its opposition to same-sex marriage.[3] She was also ranked third on Aguda's ranking of LGBT rights advocates in the Knesset,[4] behind only fellow Meretz MKs Nitzan Horowitz and Tamar Zandberg.[3] She was re-elected in the 2015 Knesset elections after being placed fourth on the party's list.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mazal Mualem (2013-05-19). "At Jerusalem's Western Wall: 'Not Only a Feminist Battle'". Al-Monitor. 
  2. ^ The Outstanding Parliamentarian Award 2013
  3. ^ a b Lahav Harkov (2015-01-25). "Meretz holds mock gay weddings to protest Bayit Yehudi's opposition". The Jerusalem Post. 
  4. ^ דו"ח עוצמה Aguda
  5. ^ Meretz list Central Elections Committee

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