Haneen Zoubi of Nazareth could well become the first Arab-Israeli woman to serve in the Knesset as a representative of an Arab party.

Zoubi is number three on Balad’s list and recent polls have said that the Arab nationalist party will earn three seats in Tuesday’s general elections, as it did in 2006.

Zoubi served as the director of the Nazareth-based I’lam Media Center for Arab Palestinians in Israel for five years before resigning two months ago to focus on her political career.

She said that as a member of Balad, she was struggling not only to establish a democratic regime in Israel, but to achieve rights for women in Arab society.

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