Rachel Azaria is an Israeli politician, currently serving as a member of the Knesset for Kulanu. She previously served as deputy mayor and member of the Jerusalem City Council. Between 2004 and 2007 Azaria was Director of Mavoi Satum, a nonprofit organization which assists Jewish women who have been denied a gett, a religiously accepted divorce, by their husbands. Under her leadership, the number of women who received a gett with assistance from organisation tripled, and Mavoi Satum won recognition as the main advocacy organization in this field in Israel.
Our Voice of the Week is Dr Tamara Cofman Wittes, speaking at an IISS event in London, which asked: Is the US abandoning the Middle East? Dr Wittes is a Senior Fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. The event was chaired by Emile Hokayem and took place on 4 March 2019.