Zehava Gal-On


Zehava Schnipitzky Gal-On born Vilnius, Lithuania January 4, 1956. Israeli politician. Member of the Knesset (Israeli legislative body), 1999-present; member of human rights organization B'Tselem, supporting evacuation of West Bank, and right of return. Served five-day prison term for organizing demonstration against the demolition of Qalqilyah homes; opposed second Lebanon war, 2006; opposed Gaza invasion, 2014.


"War has not defeated terrorism anywhere. That is why you have to conduct a parallel diplomatic process." (Al-Monitor, July 23, 2014)

"We want the only possible peace: Peace on the basis of the '67 lines and a division of sovereignty in Jerusalem." (Haaretz, July 24, 2014; photo Haaretz)