Parliamentary Groups
 


Rafi

Description:

A party formed in 1965 by a group of MKs who left Mapai under the leadership of David Ben-Gurion. The background to this move was the Lavon Affair, and opposition to the formation of the Alignment with Ahdut Ha'avoda. Inter alia, Rafi supported electoral reform. The party ran in the elections for the the Sixth Knesset and in 1968 participated in the establishment of the Israel Labor Party with Mapai and Ahdut Haívoda. In the course of the Ninth Knesset, three MKs who broke off from the Likud called their parliamentary group by Rafi - the National List. About four months later, that parliamentary group split, and the name Rafi disappeared.


The Knessets in Which it Served:

5
04/09/1961
22/11/1965
Knesset Members:   Joseph Aharon Almogi   David Ben-Gurion   Gideon Ben-Israel   Moshe Dayan   Amos Degani   Hannah Lamdan   Shimon Peres   Yizhar Smilansky  
6
22/11/1965
17/11/1969
Knesset Members:   Joseph Aharon Almogi   Aryeh Bahir   David Ben-Gurion   Mordechai Ben-Porat   Moshe Dayan   Amos Degani   Mathilda Guez   Yitzhak Navon   Shimon Peres   Yizhar Smilansky   Mordechai Surkis   Zvi Tsur  
9
13/06/1977
20/07/1981
Knesset Members:   Igael Hurvitz   Yitzhak Peretz   Zalman Shoval  
10
20/07/1981
13/08/1984
Knesset Members:   Igael Hurvitz  
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