Parliamentary Groups
 


National Democratic Assembly (Balad)

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Description:

An Arab party whose full name is the National Democratic Assembly, and is called "Balad" for the acronym of its Hebrew name. This party, established by Dr. Azmi Bishara towards the elections for the Fourteenth Knesset, advocates Israelís turning into "a state of all its citizens." It ran for the Fourteenth Knesset in a joint list with the Democratic Front for Peace and Equality (Hadash). Toward the end of the Fourteenth Knesset, its two members - Bishara and Hashem Mahameed broke away from Hadash-Balad and formed an independent parliamentary group. Balad received two seats in the Fifteenth Knesset but the group split and Bishara remained its only member. Balad received three seats in the Sixteenth Knesset.


The Knessets in Which it Served:

14
17/06/1996
07/06/1999
Knesset Members:   Azmi Bishara   Hashem Mahameed  
15
07/06/1999
17/02/2003
Knesset Members:   Azmi Bishara   Ahmad Tibi  
16
17/02/2003
17/04/2006
Knesset Members:   Azmi Bishara   Wasil Taha   Jamal Zahalka  
17
17/04/2006
24/02/2009
Knesset Members:   Azmi Bishara   Said Naffaa   Wasil Taha   Jamal Zahalka  
18
24/02/2009
05/02/2013
Knesset Members:   Said Naffaa   Jamal Zahalka   Hanin Zoabi  
19
05/02/2013
Knesset Members:   Basel Ghattas   Jamal Zahalka   Hanin Zoabi  
Color Key:
Black: A Member of the Knesset who was a member of the parliamentary group throughout the groupís existence in that Knesset
Blue: A Member of the Knesset who left the parliamentary group, resigned from the Knesset or passed away
Green: A Member of the Knesset who joined a parliamentary group and remained in it until the end of the groupís existence in that Knesset
Orange: A Member of the Knesset who joined a parliamentary group and then left it in the course of the Knessetís term
Purple: A Member of the Knesset who left a parliamentary group, and returned to it in the course of the Knessetís term




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