Yael Dayan

Writer and journalist Yaël Dayan was elected a Labor Party member of the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in 1992. In 1993, she became the first member of the Israeli Knesset to meet with Palestinian Liberation Organization Chairman Yasir Arafat in Tunis. An outspoken proponent in both the Knesset and the press of equal rights for women, as well as gay and lesbian rights, she is chairperson of the Knesset's Advancement of Women's Status Committee. She is the daughter of the late Israeli statesman and general Moshe Dayan, and has two daughters. In 1991, she was awarded the Bruno Kreisky Human Rights Award.


Resources for Teachers and Students

Reflections on Working Towards Peace