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Stav - Rebel in the Knesset

Directed by and Produced by Tal Barda and Noam Pinchas

Commissioned by BBC News Arabic

A portrait of Stav Shaffir, as she battles for the ballot box during Israel’s April 2019 general election running for the Labor party as it fights for survival.


First elected at the age of just 27, she was the youngest female member of the Israeli Knesset.

Stav Shaffir is the voice of the young left in Israel, famous for standing up to endemic political corruption, even against her own party.


This is the story of one woman’s fight to stand up for what she believes in against incredible odds.

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