יעלה רענן, ד"ר

Yeela Raanan, Dr.

A lecturer of social studies and economics at Sapir Academic College. Parliamentary advisor to MK Mansour Abass of the United Arab List party.
CEO of the Regional Council of Unrecognized Villages NGO.
Dr. Raanan has been actively involved in advocating for the rights of residents in unrecognized villages for 25 years and has been part of the villagers’ leadership organization for 20 years.

From Kibbutz Kissufim.

Dr. Raanan holds a PhD in anthropology of the Middle East, gender studies, economy, and society from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in contemporary Jewry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

My training has offered me an opportunity to familiarize myself with and listen to women who are very different from myself and each other, all of them Israeli citizens, who believe in a genuine solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The feminine aspect of my training has deepened my understanding of the importance of women’s roles, as they are more capable of listening and devising intriguing, viable solutions. During this period, the sessions served as a beacon of light in the darkness, providing me with temporary respites from the storm we live in.