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First Druze woman in Knesset to take break from politics

Yesh Atid MK Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh, 36, announces she’s taking a break from political life and won’t run in the March elections.

Kamal-Mreeh, a former journalist, is the first Druze woman to serve in Israel’s parliament.

She entered the Knesset after the April 2019 elections.

Blue and White MK Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh on election day, April 9, 2019. (Courtesy of Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh)

“My decision was not easy and was made after much deliberation, but I am entirely at peace with it,” she says in a statement, calling her parliamentary career an “honor.”

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