Arab-Israeli politician and leader of the Arab Renewal movement Ta'al. He began serving in the Knesset in 1999 and he is also a trained gynecologist.
He studied Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem before serving as a political advisor to Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat for several years.
He is known for giving some of the best speeches in Israeli Parliament history and he became a Deputy Speaker of the Knesset in 2006.
He comes from a Arab-Palestinian family from the nation of Israel.
He is important to peace in the Gaza Strip as he can relate to Israelis in a way that Yasser Arafat cannot.