Cooperation and Development

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Cooperation and Development
שיתוף ופיתוח
إشراك وتطوير
Founded 5 July 1966
Dissolved 1 January 1967
Merger of Cooperation and Brotherhood and Progress and Development
Ideology Israeli Arab interest
National affiliation Mapai
Most MKs 4 (1966-1967)
Fewest MKs 4 (1966-1967)

Cooperation and Development (Hebrew: שיתוף ופיתוח‎‎, Shituf VePituah; Arabic: إشراك وتطوير‎‎) was a short-lived Arab satellite list in Israel.


Cooperation and Development was established on 5 July 1966 during the sixth Knesset, when two of the three Israeli Arab parties, Cooperation and Brotherhood and Progress and Development, merged.[1] Both parties had had two seats, meaning the new union had four, which were taken by Seif-El-Din El-Zubi, Jabr Muadi, Elias Nakhleh and Diyab Obeid.

Both parties had been part of Levi Eshkol's coalition government, as they were associated with the Alignment, and the new party assumed their place as a coalition member.

However, on 1 January 1967, the party split into the original factions. Later during the Knesset session both parties split again, as Muadi broke away from Cooperation and Brotherhood to form the Druze Party, whilst Nakhleh broke away from Progress and Development to form the Jewish-Arab Brotherhood. However, by the 1969 elections, Muadi had joined Progress and Development, whilst Nakhleh had become a member of Cooperation and Brotherhood, the two effectively swapping parties.


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