MK Stav Shaffir

Member of the Knesset, Israel Labor Party

Stav Shaffir is the youngest female Knesset member in Israel's history, outspoken for demanding fiscal oversight of settlement funding and supporting a wide array of social justice-related issues—from affordable housing for young Israelis to the rights of Women of the Wall. Shaffir placed second in the 13 January 2015, primaries of the Labor Party and holds the third place in the internal Labor list (or alternatively the fourth place on the combined Labor–Hatnuah list). Shaffir was one of a small group of leaders of the 2011 Israeli social justice protests, Israel's biggest-ever protest, focusing on housing, public services, income inequality and democracy – and would eventually rise to become spokeswoman of the movement.