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Naomi Chazan

Naomi Chazan, now head of the School of Politics and Society at Tel Aviv-Jaffa College, is professor emerita of Political Science and African Studies at the Hebrew University, where she chaired the Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace. She served three terms as a Member of the Knesset on behalf of the Meretz party (1992–2001) and was also Deputy Speaker of the Knesset.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Naomi Chazan." (Viewed on September 22, 2019) <https://qa.jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/chazan-naomi>.

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