Contributor Archives: Stav Shaffir

About Stav Shaffir

Stav Shaffir, a leader for the Israeli tent protest movement, is presently a Labor Party candidate for the Israeli Knesset. She is also a writer and an active spokesperson. She has been featured in Time, CNN, Haaretz, NY Times, Ynet, BBC, and National Geographic. Her columns have been published in Haaretz, Yedioth Acharonot, TheMarker, and Ynet. In 2011, she was an editor for The Refugee Voice, an independent newspaper for asylum seekers, which is published in four languages.

A Personal Message from Member of Knesset Stav Shaffir

I would like to remind you of transformative time in my life, and that of Israel’s recent history.  In the summer of 2011, I took to the streets of Tel Aviv to join and eventually lead a protest movement that …

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Netanya’s Undemocratic Elections Panel

This was the first time I left a panel while it was still in progress. And of all places, it was in Netanya, the town of my birth and the place where I first learned to pronounce the word “democracy.” …

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Don’t Need No Education

Breaking down unemployment in Israel underscores the importance of education to a successful economy. More than 60 percent of Israelis with less than an eighth grade education are unemployed, according to the Taub Center in Jerusalem. Employment rates are highest among …

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