MK Meirav Ben-Ari
“Israeli society is a complex and diverse society, it is a melting pot of many sectors, different colors and cultures. We must work to narrow the gaps, promote social equality and assistance to disadvantaged populations, for a better and greater society. “
Member of seven Knesset committees: the Education, Culture and Sport Committee, the Labor, Welfare, and Health Committee, the Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee, the Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, the State Control Committee, the Committee for Immigration, Absorption, and Diaspora Affairs, and the Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality.
Formerly a member of the Tel-Aviv-Jaffa city council on behalf of the “Rov Ha-Ir” list (a list of young people in Tel Aviv) and was responsible for the promotion of youth and children in the city of Tel Aviv-Jaffa.
In 2005, she founded “The Challenge Road” (Netanya) and “Way of the Wave” (Herzliya) – centers for education and extreme sports for youth at risk through the Tafnit Association for Change in Education, and runs both centers ever since.
She holds a BA in Law and Government, and an MBA and Master’s degree in Public Leadership from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.
Graduate of the course of Directors in Municipal Government Corporations, Lahav Institute for Management Training – Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Management.
In 1993 she enlisted in the IDF and in her last position served as Education Officer of the Golani Brigade. Merav honors in the NCO course, in basic training, in the IDF officers’ training course, and the GOC Northern Command honor in commemoration of the jubilee of the State of Israel.
She served as a director of Yuval Education, the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, and the Beit Lessin Theater.
She served as Chairperson of the Student Union at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya between 2003 and 2004.