Talab Abu Arar

Talab Abu Arar was born in Elhabira, an unrecognized village in present-day Israel, in 1967. He has been a member of the Israeli Knesset since 2013 for Ra'am. Acording to his Knesset biography, Arar and his family were evacuated from their land in Kafr Elbahira in 1980 due to the construction of the airport in Netavim, forcing them to relocate to Arara in the Negev. 

Arar was first elected to the Knesset in 2013, as part of a coalition between Ra'am, Ta'al and the new defunct Mada party. Between 2013-2015, Arar served as the Chair of the Lobby for Unrecognized Villages, while also serving as a member of Lobby for the Strengthening and Promotion of the Arab Economy, in addition to the Lobby for the Struggle Against Violence in the Arab Sector. Arar currently chairs both the Lobby for the Promotion of the Needs of Arabs and Unrecognized Negev Villages, as well as that for the Promotion of the Needs of the Bedouin Population.

Photo by Talab Abu Arar via WikimediaCC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.