Lev (political party)

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Lev
לב
Founded 6 November 2002
Dissolved 6 November 2002
Split from Centre Party
Merged into Likud
Most MKs 2 (2002)
Fewest MKs 2 (2002)
For the contemporary party headed by Ovadia Fatkhov, see Lev LaOlim

Lev (Hebrew: לב‎‎, lit Heart) was a short-lived political faction in Israel, existing for only several minutes during the 15th Knesset on 6 November 2002.

Background[edit]

After Ariel Sharon formed a coalition government with the Centre Party in 2001 following his victory in the special election for Prime Minister, speculation started that Centre Party MK Roni Milo intended to return to Likud.[1] On 22 May 2002 Milo told fellow Centre Party MKs that he wanted to return to Likud and that he wanted them to come with him.[2]

Eventually, on 6 November 2002, just Milo and Yehiel Lasri broke away from Centre Party, briefly forming the Lev faction which merged into Likud after only a few minutes in existence. Three other Centre Party MKs left and formed New Way, which later merged into Labour.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Israel's Center Party to Join Coalition Government". People's Daily Online. 17 August 2001. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Gil Hoffman (23 May 2002). "Likud 'prince' Roni Milo intends to return to party". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 23 June 2015. (subscription required)

External links[edit]

  • Lev Knesset website