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New members of the 16th Knesset.

Zahava Gal-On Meretz

Born in the Former Soviet Union, 1956

Education: Studies toward M.A. in Hebrew University

Military: Sergeant

Political history in the Knesset: Knesset Member since 1999

Current Functions: Chairperson of the Parliamentary Inquiry committee on the Trafficking of Women. Member of the Constitution, Law and Justice committee

Orit Noked Labor-Meimad

Born in Israel, 1952

Profession: Attorney

Education: L.L.B.

Military: Staff Sergeant

Political history in the Knesset: Knesset Member since 2002

Current Functions: Member of the committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women and the Finance committee.

Dalia Itzik Labor-Meimad

Born in Israel, 1952

Profession: Teacher

Education: B.A. Literature and History, Efrata teacher's seminary

Political history in the Knesset: Knesset Member since 1992 Minister of the Environment '99-'01 Minister of Industry and Trade 2001-2003

Current Functions: Member of the committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women.

Gila Finkelstein National Religious Party

Born in Israel, 1950

Education: B.A. in English and

Israel History; Teaching Certificate, M.A. in Educational Management

Profession: School principal and English teacher.

Public activities: Member, Directorate of the Institute for Performing Arts.

Current Functions: Member of the committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women; the State Control committee, the; and Education and Culture committee

Naomi Blumenthal Likud

Born in Israel, 1943

Profession: Business

Education: B.A. Political Science and Criminology, Graduate of the Beit Tzvi

School of art Military: Nachal

Political history in the Knesset: Knee, set Member since 1992 Deputy Minister of infrastructure 2001-2003

Current Functions: Member of the Constitution, Law and Justice committee; Foreign Affairs and Defense committee

Limor Livnat Likud

Born in Israel, 1950

Profession: Advertising

Education: Literature in Tel-Aviv University

Military: Sergeant

Political history in the Knesset: Knesset Member since 1992, Minister of Education since 2001, Minister of communications '96-'99

Current Functions: Minister of Education, Culture and Sport.

Marina Solodkin Likud

Born in the Former Soviet Union, 1952

Profession: Scientist

Education: Ph.D. Economic and Social History

Political History in the Knesset: Knesset Member since 1996

Current Functions: Member of the committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women; committee for Immigration, Absorption, and the Diaspora; Education and culture committee

Ilana Cohen One Nation

Born in Iraq, 1943

Education and profession: Registered nurse, Assaf Harofeh Hospital

Public activities: Chairperson, Nurses Union in the National Labor Union

Current functions: Member of the Labor, Welfare, and Health committee; and the Science and Technology committee

Eti Livni Shinui

Born in Israel, 1948

Education: L.L.B.

Profession: Attorney

Current Functions: Member of the committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women; and Constitution, Law and Justice committee.

Colette Avital Labor-Meimad

Born in Romania, 1940

Profession: Diplomat

Education: B.A. political science, M.A. Public Administration

Military: Private

Political history in the Knesset: Kneeset member since 1999

Current Functions: Chairperson, of the committee for Immigration, Absorption, and the Diaspora; and Member of the committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women

Tzipi Livni Likud

Born in Israel, 1958

Profession: Attorney

Education: LL.B.

Military: Lieutenant

Political History in The Knesset: Kneeset member since 1999

Current Functions: Minister of Immigration Absorption

Gila Gamliel Likud

Born in Israel, 1974

Education: B.A. Middle Eastern history and philosophy, M.A. Philosophy

Military: Sergeant

Public activities: Chairperson of the National Student's Association (first woman in this position), chairperson of the Students Union of Ben Gurion University (3 terms)

Current Functions: Chairperson of the committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women; Member of the Economics committee; Education and Culture committee; and Science and Technology committee.

Lea Nass Likud

Born in Israel, 1961

Education and Profession: DSc. of Biochemistry

Public Activities: Deputy mayor of the Givat Shmuel local council and of its directorate.

Current Functions: Member of the Science and Technology committee; and Internal Affairs and Environment committee.

Inbal Gavriely Likud

Born in Israel, 1975

Education: B.A. Law and Business administration.

Military: Corporal

Current Functions: Member of the Labor, Welfare, and Health committee; Education and Culture committee.

Ruhama Avraham Likud

Born in Israel, 1964

Education: B.A. Political Science

Profession: Former chief of staff of the Prime Minister, and former senior advisor to the Minister of Infrastructure

Military: Corporal

Current Functions: Member of the Economics Committee; the committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women; Finance committee; and the committee for Foreign Workers.

Yehudith Naot Shinui

Born in Israel, 1944

Profession: Scientist, Professor in the Medical Department, Technion

Education: DSc of Biology, BSc in Chemistry

Military: Corporal

Political history in the Knesset: Kneeset Member since 1999

Current Functions: Minister of the Enviroment.

Meli Polishook-Bloch Shinui

Born in Israel, 1953

Education: B.A. Political Science and Theatre Arts, M.A. political science (Israel-Syria relations) and public policy, LLB.

Military: Sergeant

Public Activities: Member of the board of the Israel Women's Network.

Current Functions: Chairperson of the Science and Technology committee

Yuli Tamir Labor-Meimad

Born in Israel, 1954

Profession: Professor of Political Philosophy.

Education: B.A. Biology, M.A. Political Science, Ph.D. Political Philosophy

Military: Lieutenant in the intelligence corps.

Political History: Minister of Immigration absorption 1999-2001 Public Activities: One of the founders of the "Peace Now" movement.

Current Functions: Member of the Education and Culture committee
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