Thursday, April 6, 2017

נאום הבכורה של ח"כ שרן השכלSharren Haskel Inaugural Speech at the Knesset

Sharren Haskel
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Date of birth4 March 1984 (age 33)
Place of birthTorontoCanada
Year of aliyah1985
Faction represented in Knesset
Sharren Haskel (Hebrewשרן השכל‎‎, born 4 March 1984) is an Israeli member of the Knesset for Likud. She is the youngest member of Likud and the second youngest member of the 20th Knesset. She speaks fluent French, English, and Hebrew.

Early life

Haskel was born in TorontoCanada to a jewish family. Her family immigrated to Israel a year after her birth. She was raised in Kfar Saba and studied theatre at Katznelson high school where she was a leader in scouts, and later transferred to Ankori high school where she studied Cinema. At the age of 18, Haskel served in the Israel Defense Forces where she was a combat soldier at the Israel Border Police during the time of the second intifada.

Haskel being promoted to sergeant after completing her commander's course


Sharren Haskel Graduated from AVT Australia program for veterinary nursing. Haskel completed her bachelor's degree in political science and international relations at the Open University of Israel, where she was active in the debate team. In 2014, Haskel won the Israeli National Champion Debate for Juniors. She also an alumnus of the Jewish Statesmanship Center in Public Policy.

Social activism[

Haskel lived in Australia for six years where she worked as a veterinary nurse in Bondi Vet animal hospital, and volunteered most of her time to WIRES, an organization that rescue wild animals, treat them and release them back into the wild. She is active on environmental and animal rights issues, with a particular focus on water pollution coming out of areas under the control of the Palestinian Authority.Haskel supports de-criminalization of cannabis, and is an advocate for medical cannabis usage.

Political career

In 2013, Haskel tried to win a seat in Kfar Saba city hall. Although she lost, She continued to volunteer her time as an activist in the environmental committee in the Kfar Saba city hall. Prior to the 2015 Knesset elections she was placed 31st on the Likud list. Although she failed to enter the Knesset when Likud won 30 seats, she became an MK in 2015 as a replacement for Danny Danon following his appointment as Israel's envoy to the United Nations on August 14, 2015.

Haskel speaks at the European Summit in November 2015


Sharren Haskel has been labeled by Liberal and Libertarian organizations, think tanks and media as the most active and influential MP for civil freedom, individual rights and economical freedom in Israel for 2016. She was also labeled as the "Israeli Margaret Thatcher" in Haaretz newspaper. On May 2016 MP Haskel was recognized by the "Jewish Journal" the United States as a leader of new generation of woman in politics, mainly for her extensive work around the world to defend Israel’s policy and government.

Committee Assignments

MK Haskel currently serves on these committees for the 20th Knesset:
  • Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee
  • special committee for internal and environmental affair
  • Special Committee on Drugs and Alcohol Abuse
  • Science and Technology Committee

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