Israeli Labor Party

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The Israeli Labor Party (Hebrew: מִפְלֶגֶת הָעֲבוֹדָה הַיִּשְׂרְאֵלִית, romanized: Loudspeaker.svgMifleget HaAvoda HaYisraelit ), commonly known as HaAvoda (Hebrew: הָעֲבוֹדָה, lit.'The Labor'), is a social democratic[5][6][7][8] and Zionist[8][9] political party in Israel. The party was established in 1968 by a merger of Mapai, Ahdut HaAvoda, and Rafi. Until 1977, all Israeli prime ministers were affiliated with the Labor movement.[10] The current party leader is Merav Michaeli, who was elected in January 2021.

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Labor Party
מפלגת העבודה
ChairpersonMerav Michaeli
Secretary GeneralEran Hermoni[1]
Founded23 January 1968; 55 years ago (1968-01-23)
Merger ofMapai
Ahdut HaAvoda
HeadquartersTel Aviv
Youth wingIsraeli Young Labor
Political positionCentre-left[2][3]
National affiliationAlignment (1968–1991)
One Israel (1999–2001)
Zionist Union (2014–2019)
European affiliationParty of European Socialists (observer)
International affiliationProgressive Alliance
Colours    Red, blue
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The Labor Party is associated with supporting the Israeli–Palestinian peace process, pragmatic foreign affairs policies and social-democratic economic policies.[11] The party is a member of the Progressive Alliance[12] and is an observer member of the Party of European Socialists.[13] The party was also a member of the Socialist International until May 2020.[14][15][16]