4 religious women to enter Knesset

Norwegian Law allows Blue and White ministers to resign from the Knesset, paving way for 4 religious Jewish women to become MKs.

Yehonatan Gottleib ,

Tehila Friedman
Tehila Friedman
Hezki Baruch

Four religious Jewish women will enter the Knesset as MKs due to the passage of the Norwegian Law.

The four will all serve as MKs on behalf of the Blue and White party, whose five ministers will be allowed to resign from the Knesset to make way for others on the party list.

Tehila Friedman, a Jerusalem resident who was born in 1976, is a married mother of five. She is a religious feminist activist who holds a Masters degree in law from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She previously served as chairperson of the Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah centrist religious Zionist organization.

In 2018, Friedman joined the Yesh Atid political party and stepped down from the organization for a period of eight years. When Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid announced he would not join the unity government, Friedman remained in the Blue and White party.

Michal Cotler-Wunsh, 49, a resident of Ra'anana, is a married mother of four. She is an expert in international law and a publicist. Cotler-Wunsh has served on the legal team which assists the Goldin family in the legal campaign to return the body of their son Hadar from Hamas captivity in Gaza.

She served as a board member of the Tzav Pius organization, which works to foster reconciliation between Orthodox and secular Israeli Jews. In 2019 she joined Moshe Ya'alon's Telem party upon its establishment. She will now enter the Knesset on behalf of the Blue and White party.

Hila Shay Vazan 40, a resident of Modi'in, is a married mother of four. She worked as a journalist and media liaison and founded the 'Shavim Shonim' organization for equality. Shay Vazan managed the then-Jewish Home party chairman Naftali Bennett's election headquarters in 2012. She joined Benny Gantz's 'Israeli Resilience' party and will now enter the Knesset on behalf of the Blue and White party.

Einav Kabala, a resident of Tel Aviv, is a married mother of one. She is a lawyer with a master's degree in law and is an expert in the field of labor relations and pensions. She previously worked in the office of current Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn.

Kabala served as Director of the Trade Union Division of the Histadrut and was later appointed head of the Histadrut. She joined the 'Israeli Resilience' party and will now enter the Knesset on behalf of the Blue and White party.



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