Democratic Movement (Israel)
Leader Yigael Yadin Founded 14 September 1978 Dissolved 10 March 1981 Split from Democratic Movement for Change Most MKs 7 (1978-1980) Fewest MKs 4 (1980-1981) Politics of Israel
The Democratic Movement (Hebrew: תנועה דמוקרטית, Tnu'a Demokratit) was a short-lived political party in Israel formed in the aftermath of the spectacular breakup of Dash. Founded in 1978, it lasted only until 1981.
The party was formed on 14 September 1978 when Dash split into three new parties just sixteen months after having come third in the 1977 elections. Seven MKs, including Dash leader Yigael Yadin, founded the Democratic Movement, seven created Shinui (Change) and one set up Ya'ad.
However, like its predecessor, the Democratic Movement also broke up. In 1980 four MKs left the party; Mordechai Elgrably left on 5 February to sit as an independent MK (he later helped form the Unity Party), on 8 July Shafik Asaad and Shlomo Eliyahu left to form Ahva (which also split before the next elections), whilst Akiva Nof left on 17 September, also to join Ahva. The party was officially dissolved on 10 March 1981, with its remaining members, Tamir, Yadin and Binyamin Halevi, sitting out the remainder of the Knesset session as independents.
List of Knesset members
Name Years in office Government roles Other roles Notes Shafik Assad 1978–1980 Left party to join Ahva Shlomo Eliyahu 1978–1980 Left party to join Ahva Mordechai Elgrably 1978–1980 Left party to sit as an independent Binyamin Halevi 1978–1981 Akiva Nof 1978–1980 Left party to join Ahva Shmuel Tamir 1978–1981 Minister of Justice Yigael Yadin 1978–1981 Deputy Prime Minister Party leader
- Party history Knesset website
Parliamentary political parties in Israel
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Democratic Movement — may refer to: Democratic Movement (France) Democratic Movement (India) Democratic Movement (Israel) Democratic Movement (Italy) Democratic Movement (Nepal) Democratic Movement (San Marino) See also Movement for Democracy … Wikipedia
Democratic Movement — One of the remaining units of the Democratic Movement for Change after it disintegrated in 1978. The movement remained in the government coalition, but the party ceased to exist in 1981. See also Political parties … Historical Dictionary of Israel
Democratic Movement for Change — (DMC, Hatnua Hademocratit Leshinui) The DMC was a political party formed in 1976 in order to contest the 1977 Knesset election. In May 1976, Professor Yigael Yadin appeared on Israeli television and announced that he would form a new political … Historical Dictionary of Israel
Democratic Movement for Change — תנועה דמוקרטית לשינוי Leader Yigael Yadin Founded 2 November 1976 Dissolved 14 September 1978 Ideology … Wikipedia
Democratic Movement for National Liberation — الحركة الديمقراطية للتحرر الوطنى Leader Henri Curiel Founded 1947 Dissolved 1955 Newspaper al Jamahir … Wikipedia
DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE — (DMC; Heb. Ha Tenu ah ha Demokratit Le Shinu i), political party formed in 1976 prior to the elections to the Ninth Knesset. The DMC was basically a protest party against the israel labor . Its core group was made up of former chief of staff and… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Namibian Democratic Movement for Change — The Namibian Democratic Movement for Change (Nam DMC) is a Namibian political party. NMDC contested the 2004 election, but received just 4,138 votes, short of the minimum needed for a seat in the National Assembly. The party was founded in… … Wikipedia
Israel Labor Party — (Mifleget Haavoda Haisraelit) The successor to Mapai that dominated the politics of the prestate Yishuv and the first three decades of independence. On 21 January 1968, Mapai merged with two other labor parties, Ahdut Haavoda and Rafi, to form … Historical Dictionary of Israel
Movement for Social Democracy — EDEK Κινήμα Σοσιαλδημοκρατών ΕΔΕΚ Leader Yiannakis Omirou Founded 1969 Headquarters Nicosia … Wikipedia
Democratic Alternative (Malta) — Democratic Alternative Alternattiva Demokratika Leader Michael Briguglio Founded 1989 (1989) … Wikipedia