Yahad (defunct political party)

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This article is about the political party established in the 1980s. For the political party established in 2014, see Yachad (political party). For the political party known as Yachad in the 2000s, see Meretz.
Yahad
יחד
Leader Ezer Weizman
Merged into Alignment
Political position Centre
Most MKs 3 (1984)
Election symbol
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Yahad (Hebrew: יחד‎‎, lit. Together) was a centrist political party in Israel during the 1980s.

Background[edit]

The party was formed by Ezer Weizman prior to the 1984 elections. Weizman had previously been an MK for Likud during the ninth Knesset, but had been ejected from the party after taking dovish positions on disputes concerning the peace process and settlements in the West Bank and for considering forming a new party with Moshe Dayan.

The party managed to win three seats in the election, taken by Weizman, Binyamin Ben-Eliezer and Shlomo Amar. They were invited to join Yitzhak Shamir's coalition government, and Weizman became Minister without Portfolio.

Shortly after the Knesset came into session the party merged with the Alignment, which subsequently became the Labour Party. Weizman became Minister of Science and Technology in the twelfth Knesset, and later served as President of Israel from 1993 to 2000. Ben Eliezer has since served as Minister of Housing and Construction, Minister of Communications, Minister of Defence and Minister of National Infrastructure (his current position), whilst Amar failed to retain his seat in the 1988 elections.

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