Tzvia Greenfield

Tzvia Greenfield

MK, Author, columnist and educator

Tzvia Greenfield is a Member of Knesset on behalf of the Meretz party, an author, columnist and educator. She is also a peace and social activist who comes from within the orthodox Jewish community in Israel and is particularly active in promoting the transformation of this community into a politically moderate element. Soon after the beginning of the Oslo process, she established an educational institute that teaches peace and democracy studies to young men and women from within the settlement-supporting constituency, helping them change their hostile attitude towards peace. In 1996, Greenfield established a grassroots peace movement called “Religious Women for the Sanctity of life” that enlisted several thousands of women and was highly active in the public outcry for withdrawal from south Lebanon as well as from the Palestinian territories.

In 2001, Greenfield has published her best-selling book analyzing the deep connection between fundamental-religious positions of the Jewish-orthodox groups in Israel and their typical anti-peace attitudes. As a result of her peace activities, she has become a well-known public figure in Israel and a regular participant on television and radio programs.