Yousef Jabareen, born in Umm al-Fahm in 1972, was a member of the Israeli Knesset for Hadash between 2015-2020. Jabareen is a qualified attorney and has filed numerous motions in Israel’s High Court on issues regarding Arab equality. These included the status of the Arabic language and unequal public budgets.
Between 1997-2000, Jabareen was a legal adviser for the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI). In 2006, he helped establish ‘Dirasat: The Arab Center for Law and Policy’ to promote a strategic policy for Arab society and empower decision-makers and professionals in Arab society.