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Israel elections: Hadash to join forces with Zionist left

Created on 14 October 2012

Hadash, the Front for Peace and Equality, a political coalition headed by the Israeli Communist Party, regards the upcoming elections for the Israeli parliament as decisive. The coalition calls upon all center and left political forces to establish a parliamentary bloc that will prevent Prime Minister Netanyahu from being reelected to office.


Hadash MK Dov Khenin speaking in Tel Aviv on 1 May 2012 (Photo: Ariyeh Yampuler, Hadash)

In his Facebook page Member of Knesset Dov Khenin wrote that center and left political forces are not far from reaching a parliamentary majority of 61 MKs. He added that Hadash can reach four MKs and the other political parties representing Palestinians in Israel can together reach seven MKs.


Khenin claims that Hadash will be part of this parliamentary majority in the Knesset, just as it was part of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s parliamentary majority following the 1992 elections.


The front has yet to publish its political programme towards the elections. However, to date it appears that Hadash intends to capitalise on memories and demands of Israel’s 2011 protest movement to increase the size of its parliamentary representation. The front expects to strengthen its power, especially amongst the young public in Israel.


MK Dov Khenin claims that “these elections are an opportunity for the protest movement to produce political change.”


However, other forces in the Front for Peace and Equality disagree with Khenin’s aim to create a center-left parliamentary bloc. Hithabrut-Tarabut, a coalition of left wing activists who participate in the front, claims that the aim of the Jewish-Arab left in these elections is not to be part of some imaginary bloc that will crown a “prime minister who will lead another bloody adventure, such as of the second war on Lebanon or the attack on Gaza.”


According to Hithabrut-Tarabut, the goal of Hadash should be to build a strong Jewish and Arab force that will to threaten the Israeli establishment. The group further claims that the electoral process should empower the social struggle, including “housing and livelihood and basic rights for all.”


The Front for Peace and Equality was formed in preparation for the1977 elections. Besides the Communist Party, it included some members of the Black Panthers, left-wing non-communist groups as well as Palestinians nationalists within Israel.

In its first electoral test, Hadash won five seats in the Knesset. In later elections, however, it maintained three or four seats, never again attaining its initial achievement.