Hatikva (political party)
|Political position||far right|
|Alliance||National Union (2009–2012)|
|Most MKs||1 (2009–2013)|
|Fewest MKs||1 (2009–2013)|
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|Politics of Israel
Hatikva (Hebrew: התקווה, lit. The Hope) is a minor political party in Israel. A secular far-right party, it is 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. Eldad has 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".
For the 2009 elections the party joined the National Union, with Eldad winning fourth place on the Union's list.
- Arye Eldad to head new secular Right party Jerusalem Post, 20 November 2007
- Seven-Seat Lead for Likud in Israel Angus Reid, 11 December 2007
- "Party Registrar Makes Gaydamak, Eldad Parties Official", The Jerusalem Post, 2007-12-10. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
- "Ben-Ari Leaves National Union, Will Run with Eldad". Arutz 7. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
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