Writer and journalist Yaël Dayan was elected a Labor
Party member of the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in 1992.
In 1993, she became the first member of the Israeli Knesset
to meet with Palestinian Liberation Organization Chairman
Yasir Arafat in Tunis. An outspoken proponent in both the
Knesset and the press of equal rights for women, as well
as gay and lesbian rights, she is chairperson of the Knesset's
Advancement of Women's Status Committee. She is the daughter
of the late Israeli statesman and general Moshe Dayan, and
has two daughters. In 1991, she was awarded the Bruno Kreisky
Human Rights Award.
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