Stav Shaffir, you can’t lead the charge against Netanyahu’s authoritarianism while demonizing BDS.
“In honor of Women’s Day, two MKs, one a past pimp and the other from a party that prohibits women from contending, scolded me for wearing a dress with uncovered shoulders,” she wrote on Facebook after the incident Tuesday
Stav Shaffir is still idealistic. A year-and-a-half after entering the Knesset, following her co-leadership of Israel’s largest ever mass protests against economic inequality, the 31-year-old redhead’s passion still shines brightly through wide grey-blue eyes.
Stav Shaffir, who at 29 is the youngest member of Knesset, and her “politics of happiness” gave the J Street conference attendees something to believe in.
Stav Shaffir burst into the public eye as a leader of Israel’s tent city protest. Now, she’s the Knesset’s youngest member — and has her eye on even bigger things to come.
Stav Shaffir was angry. The 29-year-old firebrand is known for her outbursts, which have gotten her kicked out of multiple Knesset hearings in the past year. But when she rose in the Knesset on Jan. 21 to answer Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett’s charge that she is post-Zionist, her impassioned rebuttal went viral.
Stav Shaffir has made fiscal transparency her crusade in the Knesset. The former protest leader has earned a level-headed reputation for shaking up the way the government does business.
Israel needs to use technology to open up its government to society. Stav Shaffir says that’s one way to restore young people’s faith in the system to change their lives for the better.
MK Stav Shaffir, the Knesset’s youngest member and one of the leaders of the 2011 social-justice protests, has a net worth of approximately NIS 75,000 ($20,650).
How many Jews does it take to wish you Happy Passover? Apparently, at least three.