Ksenia Svetlova currently serves as a Member of Knesset in
Israel’s 20th Knesset, within the Zionist Union party. Mrs. Svetlova
is a Ph.D. student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and
holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Islamic Studies and the Middle
East from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Prior to the Knesset elections in 2015, Ksenia Svetlova worked as
a writer and commentator on Arab Affairs for Channel 9 (Israel),
and as a reporter for the Jerusalem Post, the Jerusalem Report,
BBC Russian service, slon.ru and many other international and
Israeli media outlets. She covered the War in Iraq from a U.S.
assault ship in the Persian Gulf, conducted exclusive interviews in
Lebanon, Syria and Libya, worked in Gaza and West Bank during
the second Palestinian Intidafa, and reported on the Arab springs
dramatic developments from Tahrir square in Cairo and Tunisia.
Ksenia Svetlova is a member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense committee, and the Aliyah and Absorption committee in Knesset. She is the chairperson of several Knesset lobbies, including the Lobby for Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Expression, the Lobby for the Preservation of the Culture of Jews from Islamic Countries, the Lobby for Strengthening Relations between the State of Israel and the Kurdish people, and the Women's Lobby for Peace and Security.
MK Ksenia Svetlova
Member of Parliament, Zionist Union, Israel
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