Brit Olam

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Brit Olam

ברית עולם
LeaderOfer Pinhas Lifshitz
Kinneret Golan Hoz
ChairmanYehonatan Kasif
Founded2005
IdeologySocial justice[1]
Direct democracy (from 2015)[2]
Anti-corruption[2]
Secularism
Most MKs0
Election symbol
ה‎ (2005)
פי‎ (2009)
נ ‎(2013)
זץ‎ (2015)

Brit Olam (Hebrew: ברית עולם‎, lit. World Alliance or Eternal Covenant) is a political party in Israel.

Background and ideology[edit]

Brit Olam is joint JewishArab party founded by Ofer Lifschitz in 2005. It stands for the foundation of a Palestinian state, separation of religion and state, raising the minimum wage and improving the education system. It also aims to improve relations between Jews and Israeli Arabs and emphasises the need for social justice and cohesion.

The party ran for the 2006 elections with Lifschitz heading its list. However, they won only 2,011 votes (0.06%), failing to cross the 2% electoral threshold. For the 2009 elections the party was headed by Kinneret Golan Hoz, won 678 votes (0.02%) and again failed to pass the threshold. On its third attempt in the 2013 elections the list was again headed by Lifschitz and got 761 votes (0.02%).

In the 2015 election Brit Olam was used as a "Shelf Party" by a pro-direct democracy list named the "National Team (Temporary)."

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brit Olam Israeli Corporations Authority
  2. ^ a b The National Team wants to fight corruption with direct democracy Haaretz, 12 March 2015