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Shas

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Description:

A Sephardic-Haredi party, whose original name was "Sephardi Keepers of the Torah", that was established toward the elections for the Eleventh Knesset in 1984, as a protest against the peripheral representation of Sephardim within the Agudat Yisrael list. The stated purpose of the party, whose spiritual leader is Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and whose political leader until the Fourteenth Knesset was Arie Der'I, is to "return the crown to the former glory", and to repair the alleged continued economic and social discrimination against the Sephardic population of Israel. Despite its Rightist political position, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef declared that human life is more important than territories. Shas has been represented in the Knesset by that name from the Eleventh Knesset through the Sixteenth Knessets.


The Knessets in Which it Served:

11
13/08/1984
21/11/1988
Knesset Members:   Shimon Ben-Shlomo   Yitzhak Haim Peretz   Raphael Pinchasi   Yaakov Yosef  
12
21/11/1988
13/07/1992
Knesset Members:   Joseph Azran   Shlomo Dayan   Arieh Gamliel   Yair Levy   Yitzhak Haim Peretz   Raphael Pinchasi  
13
13/07/1992
17/06/1996
Knesset Members:   Joseph Azran   Shlomo Benizri   Aryeh Deri   Arieh Gamliel   Moshe Maya   Raphael Pinchasi  
14
17/06/1996
07/06/1999
Knesset Members:   David Azoulay   Shlomo Benizri   Yitzhak Cohen   Nissim Dahan   Aryeh Deri   Arieh Gamliel   Raphael Pinchasi   David Tal   Yitzhak Vaknin   Eliyahu Yishai  
15
07/06/1999
17/02/2003
Knesset Members:   David Azoulay   Shlomo Benizri   Amnon Cohen   Yitzhak Cohen   Nissim Dahan   Itzhak Gagula   Arieh Gamliel   Ofer Hugi   Rahamim Melloul   Meshulam Nahari   Yair Peretz   Yitzhak Shaban   Eliyahu Suissa   David Tal   Yitzhak Vaknin   Eliyahu Yishai   Pinhas Zabre   Nissim Zeev  
16
17/02/2003
17/04/2006
Knesset Members:   David Azoulay   Shlomo Benizri   Amnon Cohen   Yitzhak Cohen   Nissim Dahan   Ofer Hugi   Yakov Margi   Meshulam Nahari   Yair Peretz   Yitzhak Vaknin   Eliyahu Yishai   Nissim Zeev  
17
17/04/2006
24/02/2009
Knesset Members:   Chaim Amsellem   Ariel Atias   David Azoulay   Mazor Bahyna   Shlomo Benizri   Amnon Cohen   Yitzhak Cohen   Yakov Margi   Avraham Michaeli   Meshulam Nahari   Yitzhak Vaknin   Eliyahu Yishai   Nissim Zeev  
18
24/02/2009
05/02/2013
Knesset Members:   Chaim Amsellem   Ariel Atias   David Azoulay   Amnon Cohen   Yitzhak Cohen   Yakov Margi   Avraham Michaeli   Meshulam Nahari   Yitzhak Vaknin   Eliyahu Yishai   Nissim Zeev  
19
05/02/2013
Knesset Members:   Ariel Atias   David Azoulay   Amnon Cohen   Yitzhak Cohen   Aryeh Deri   Yakov Margi   Avraham Michaeli   Meshulam Nahari   Yitzhak Vaknin   Eliyahu Yishai   Nissim Zeev  
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