Talk by feminist MK Aida Touma-Sliman about the context, background and aftermath of the October 7th Hamas massacre, and the Israeli war on Gaza. Recorded in Acre on 26.11.23.
Author: Meira Asher
Aida Touma-Sliman is a member of Knesset representing Hadash (Democratic Front for Peace and Equality). She was first elected in 2015 and served as the chair of the Knesset committee for the Status of women and gender equality.
MK Touma-Sliman is a member of the political bureau of the communist Party of Israel. Before being elected to the Knesset she was the editor of Al-Ittihad daily newspaper, affiliated with Hadash. She was the co-founder and general director of “Women Against Violence” – a Palestinian women’s organization that was responsible, among other things, to the creation of the first battered women’s shelters in the Palestinian community in Israel.
MK Touma-Sliman was the first woman to serve in the High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel and is Co-founder of the IWC- International Women Commission for Just Palestinian-Israeli Peace. She is also secretary member of the World Peace Council,
MK Touma-Sliman has been one of the strongest voices representing the Palestinian community in Israel and a harsh opponent of the Israeli occupation. She has been an outspoken critical voice against the Israeli settlements and the violent attacks on Gaza. MK Touma-Sliman has also played a prominent role in the development of the feminist movement in the Palestinian community in Israel and is regarded as one of the leaders of the Israeli feminist movement as a whole.