(1929 - )
Shulamit Aloni, teacher, lawyer and journalist, was born in Tel Aviv in 1929.
Over the years, Aloni worked as a teacher and as a columnist for several newspapers; published books on political and legal subjects; produced radio programs dealing with legislation and legal procedures (in the wake of one of these, the Office of the Ombudsman was established) and founded the Israel Consumers Council, which she chaired for four years.
In 1973 she formed the Civil Rights Movement, advocating electoral reform, separation of religion and state, and a Basic Law protecting human rights.
As CRM leader, Aloni was a Member of the Knesset continuously from 1974-1996, serving on the following committees: Constitution, Law and Justice; State Audit; Education and Culture; and Finance. She served briefly as Minister without Portfolio (June - October 1974).
From 1992-1996 she served as Minister of Communications and the Arts, Science and Technology.
Source: Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs .