Shaqued Morag is clear-thinking, strategic, articulate and inspiring. Though only 34, she packs a wealth of experience as an organizer and speaker. She’s been the executive director of Peace Now since July 2018, chosen for her leadership skills and activist credentials. Prior to that she was a parliamentary advisor and then the Chief of Staff with Meretz, Israel’s progressive, social democratic party. She has also made her mark in women’s rights and anti-poverty organizations. Since taking the helm of Peace Now, Shaqued has used her parliamentary knowledge to better communicate with Knesset members of all parties and to improve outreach to the Israeli public, especially youth.
Shaqued describes herself as a ninth-generation Israeli who cares deeply about her country and worries about its future, which is why she is so committed to working for peace. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy and an M.A. in Public Policy.
The executive member of the Canadian friends of Peace Now from Montreal, David Cohen, is having one-to-one interview with the executive director of Peace Now Israel, Shaqued Morag.