Arab woman from Bi'ina considering run for Israel presidency - report

Alham Kazan, a businesswoman from the northern Israeli town has declared her intention to run for the leadership role.

presidents residence st (photo credit: AP)
presidents residence st
(photo credit: AP)
For the first time in Israel's history, an Arab woman, Alham Kazan, has announced her intention to run for the role of Israel's president, according to a tweet which cited two Arab news sources, Hala TV and the Arab news site Panet.
Alham Kazan is a businesswoman from the northern Israeli town of Bi'ina.
She will run against Labor Leader Amir Peretz, former Likud MK Yehudah Glick and former Labor Party minister Shimon Shetreet, who have all officially declared their intention to run for the presidency.
Gil Hoffman contributed to this report.