In addition to its surprise showing in Tuesday’s election, the Yesh Atid (Future) party will also be making history: For the first time, a female Ethiopian MK will be entering the Knesset.
Pnina Tamano-Shata, number 14 on the Yesh Atid list, made aliyah from Ethiopia at the age of three. She is a lawyer who in the past worked as a reporter on Channel 1 News. Now, she will be making history as an MK. Previous MKs from Ethiopia have all been male.