Stav Shaffir

  • stav shaffir
    stav shaffir new.jpg
    date of birth (1985-05-17) 17 may 1985 (age 34)
    place of birthnetanya, israel
    knessets19, 20, 21, 22
    faction represented in knesset
    2013–2015labor party
    2015–2019zionist union
    2019labor party
    2019–democratic union

    stav shaffir (hebrew: סְתָיו שָׁפִיר; born 17 may 1985) is an israeli politician. the leader of the green party, she is currently a member of the knesset for the democratic union alliance. she came to national prominence as one of the leaders of the 2011 israeli social justice protests, focusing on housing, public services, income inequality and democracy, and later became spokeswoman of the movement. she was subsequently elected to the knesset in 2013 as a member of the labor party in 2013. the party contested the 2015 elections as part of the zionist union alliance, with shaffir retaining her seat. she was re-elected again in the april 2019 elections, in which labor ran alone. however, after losing a labor leadership election to amir peretz in june 2019, she left the party and resigned from the knesset and became head of the green movement. her new party formed the democratic union alongside meretz and the israel democratic party. shaffir was subsequently re-elected in the september 2019 elections.

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Stav Shaffir
Stav shaffir new.jpg
Date of birth (1985-05-17) 17 May 1985 (age 34)
Place of birthNetanya, Israel
Knessets19, 20, 21, 22
Faction represented in Knesset
2013–2015Labor Party
2015–2019Zionist Union
2019Labor Party
2019–Democratic Union

Stav Shaffir (Hebrew: סְתָיו שָׁפִיר; born 17 May 1985) is an Israeli politician. The leader of the Green Party, she is currently a member of the Knesset for the Democratic Union alliance. She came to national prominence as one of the leaders of the 2011 Israeli social justice protests, focusing on housing, public services, income inequality and democracy, and later became spokeswoman of the movement. She was subsequently elected to the Knesset in 2013 as a member of the Labor Party in 2013. The party contested the 2015 elections as part of the Zionist Union alliance, with Shaffir retaining her seat. She was re-elected again in the April 2019 elections, in which Labor ran alone. However, after losing a Labor leadership election to Amir Peretz in June 2019, she left the party and resigned from the Knesset and became head of the Green Movement. Her new party formed the Democratic Union alongside Meretz and the Israel Democratic Party. Shaffir was subsequently re-elected in the September 2019 elections.