Hatikva (political party)

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Leader Aryeh Eldad
Founded 2007
Dissolved 2012
Merged into Otzma Yehudit
Ideology National conservatism
Greater Israel
Economic liberalism
Revisionist Zionism
Political position Far-right
Alliance National Union (2009–2012)
Most MKs 1 (2009–2013)
Fewest MKs 1 (2009–2013)

Hatikva (Hebrew: התקווה‎, lit. The Hope) was a minor political party in Israel. A secular far-right party,[1] it was headed by Aryeh Eldad, and formed one of the factions of the National Union alliance.

Formed in late 2007, it was officially registered on 9 December 2007.[2][3] Eldad stated that the party needs 5000 members "to be legally qualified to raise up to NIS 2 million for each candidate running for party chairman".[3]

For the 2009 elections, the party joined the National Union, with Eldad winning fourth place on the Union's list.

In 2012, Hatikva and Eretz Yisrael Shelanu, another member party of the National Union, announced their decision to leave the alliance and form Otzma LeYisrael.[4]


  1. ^ Arye Eldad to head new secular Right party Archived 2011-08-13 at the Wayback Machine. Jerusalem Post, 20 November 2007
  2. ^ Seven-Seat Lead for Likud in Israel Archived 2008-01-23 at the Wayback Machine. Angus Reid, 11 December 2007
  3. ^ a b "Party Registrar Makes Gaydamak, Eldad Parties Official", The Jerusalem Post, 2007-12-10. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
  4. ^ "Ben-Ari Leaves National Union, Will Run with Eldad". Arutz 7. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 

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