Niven Abu Rahmoun

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Niven Abu Rahmoun
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Date of birth (1981-11-24) 24 November 1981 (age 37)
Place of birthReineh, Israel
Knessets20
Faction represented in Knesset
2018–2019Joint List

Niven Abu Rahmoun (Arabic: نيفين ابو رحمون‎, Hebrew: ניבין אבו רחמון; born 24 November 1981) is an Israeli Arab politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the Joint List between 2018 and 2019.

Biography[edit]

Abu Rahmoun was born in Reineh in northern Israel. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science and communications, before studying for a master's degree in political science at Bar-Ilan University.[1] She subsequently worked as teacher at the high school in Bu'eine Nujeidat between 2008 and 2018, teaching civics.[1]

A member of Balad since 1998,[1] Abu Rahmoun was placed 19th on the Joint List (an alliance of the four main Arab parties) prior to the 2015 Knesset elections.[2] Although the party won only 13 seats, Abu Rahmoun entered the Knesset on 8 August 2018 as a replacement for Wael Younis as part of a rotation agreement within the alliance.[3] She did not contest the April 2019 elections, and lost her seat.

Married with two children, Abu Rahmoun lives in Bu'eine Nujeidat.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Biography Knesset
  2. ^ Joint List Central Election Commission
  3. ^ Edelstein refuses to sign MK's Arabic resignation letter The Jerusalem Post, 8 August 2018

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