Minister Zandberg holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and economics from
Ben-Gurion University, a bachelor's degree in law from Tel Aviv University, and a
master's degree in social psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Minister Zandberg began her doctorate in politics and government at Ben-Gurion
University, but her studies were cut short when she was elected to the Knesset.
Minister Zandberg began her political career as a parliamentary adviser to MK Ran
Cohen of Meretz. She was then elected as a Meretz Party representative to the Tel
Aviv City Council in 2008, where she chaired the Committee for Women's
She was first elected to the Knesset in 2013 and was designated chair of the
Committee on Combating Drugs and Alcohol. she was the first person in this position
to endorse legalization. Minister Zandberg also served on the Internal Affairs and
Environment Committee, the Committee on the status of Women and Gender
Equality, and the Economic Affairs Committee. As MK, Minister Zandberg
established an environmental-social lobby, a lobby for sustainable transportation, an
urbanism lobby, a secular lobby, and a lobby for Jewish-Arab collaboration and a
Environmental issues, women's rights, human rights, secularism, and legalization are
just a few of Zandberg's most noteworthy Knesset battles. During her time in office,
she passed the Paternity Leave Act, expanded the right to public housing for women
who were victims of domestic violence, strengthened labor rights for women staying
in shelters, and established a grant law for home births.
Minister Zandberg recently received the Green Globe Award, Israel's leading award
in the field of sustainability for her outstanding public service to protect the
environment, and recently published a detailed piece on the climate crisis in "Telem"
As Minister of Environmental Protection, Ms. Zandberg implemented a levy on single-
use plastic utensils, blocked the Med-Red pipeline agreement, halted the phosphate
mining program in Sde Barir, expanded the Deposit Law, passed a series of
government decisions to combat climate change and is promoting a comprehensive
and effective climate law.