Merav Michaeli Member of Knesset, Israeli Parliament (Labor)
MK Merav Michaeli has been a Member of Knesset since the 19th Knesset in 2013. Since her election to the Knesset, MK Michaeli has served on the House Committee, and Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee including its subcommittees, additionally between 2015-2019 Michaeli served as head of the opposition whip (Hamachane Hazioni).
Michaeli’s activities have extended over many issues and sectors, including; socio-economic discourse, gender equality, the relationship between state and religion, LBGTQ rights, labor rights and promoting the peace process. Prior to her election to the Knesset, MK Michaeli was a senior journalist at Haaretz, regularly publishing op-eds and interviews. She also edited and hosted news and entertainment programs on both television and radio. MK Michaeli was involved in the establishment of Galgalatz, and Radio Tel-Aviv, radio stations and served as a lecturer in universities and colleges on media and gender.
In her political and parliamentary activity, MK Michaeli continues her professional and ideological path. For over 20 years, MK Michaeli has been involved in feminist activism, seeking to promote women’s equality and opportunity. Similarly, MK Michaeli works to promote the rights of minorities, labor rights and the peace process. In 1997, MK Michaeli founded "Ezrat Nashim", a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support for victims of sexual assault. She is a member of the executive committee of the Israel Peace Initiative, a member of the management board of the Israel Women’s Network and Chair of the Subcommittee for the fight against women trafficking in the Knesset. MK Michaeli successfully spearheaded legislative initiatives providing support to individuals in substantial debt to Israel’s Collection Agency (Hotzaa-Lapoal), and workers and members of the LBGTQ Community. MK Michaeli is ranked as one of the top prolific and most socially-oriented legislators.