ISRAELI POLITICIAN TO SPEAK AT SLIGO MEETING THIS EVENING August 7, 2016Posted by guestposter in Uncategorized.
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A member of the Israeli Parliament, Ms Aida Touma-Suleiman, will be the guest speaker at a public meeting on Palestine and Israel, which will take place in the Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo, on this Sunday 7th of August commencing at 8.00.p.m.
Ms Touma-Suleiman, who was born in Nazareth, founded the Arab feminist group Women Against Violence in 1992 and she has been its CEO since its foundation. She is editor-in-chief of Al-Ittihad, the Arab-language daily newspaper.
As a candidate for the left wing political coalition Hadash, Ms Touma-Suleiman was elected to the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) in 2015 and is the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on the status of women and gender equality.
Cllr Declan Bree, of People First, which is hosting the meeting, said, “This promises to be a very informative event. It will be the first occasion that a member of the Israeli Parliament will address a meeting in the West of Ireland and we feel privileged to have her speak in Sligo.
“Aida has been involved in politics since her teens. She is a political activist who believes in the right of the Palestinian people to exist in an independent state and she has consistently called for Israel to end the occupation of the Palestinian territories.” said Cllr Bree.