DevMode
Party
Knesset Mandates(out of 120)
Last Knesset
One Israel
A coalition of Labor, led by Ehud Barak; Meimad (moderate, pro-peace religious party); and Gesher, based on Jews of Moroccan origin, led by David Levy, formerly in the Likud
2
34 (Labor)
Likud
Nationalist-rightist party led by Binyamin Netanyahu, in power since 1996
19
32 (with Gesher and Tsomet, the latter out of the Knesset)
Shas
Sephardi Guardians of the Torah: ultra-Orthodox party of Sephardi Jews, mainly of Moroccan origin, led in elections by Arieh Der'i
17
10
Meretz
Leftist dovish and civil rights party, led by Yossi Sarid
10
9
Center Party
Led by Yitzhak Mordechai
6
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Shinui
Secular, violently anti-ultra-Orthodox party, led by Josef Lapid
6
1
Yisrael ba-Aliya
Russian immigrants party, led by Nathan Sharansky
6
7
Yahadut ha-Torah
(United Torah Judaism) Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodox, led by Meir Porush
5
4
Arab Democratic Party -
a combined Arab list led by Abdel Malik Dahamshe
5
4
Mafdal
(National Religious Party) A pro-settler party, led by Yitzhak Levy
5
9
Israel Beitenu
(Israel Our Home) Rightist Russian immigrant party, led by Avigdor Lieberman
4
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Ichud Leumi
Alliance of Jewish ultra-nationalists, led in elections by Benny Begin
4
2 (the Moledet faction)
Hadash
Arab-Jewish Communist-oriented, led by Mohammad Baraka
3
5
Balad
Union of two Arab parties, led by Azmi Bishara who was in Hadash
2

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