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Tel Aviv University
About DOV HANIN in: Hadash


[Categories: Israeli political parties]

Hadash (חד"ש) is a communist political party Quick Summary:
An organization to gain political power
political party in Israel Quick Summary:
Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
Israel. Hadash is an acronym for Hachazit Hademokratit leshalom uleshivyon
"החזית הדמוקרטית לשלום ולשוויון",
"The Democratic Front for Peace and Equality". In the elections of 2003 Hadash received 3 Knesset Quick Summary:
The Israeli unicameral parliament
Knesset seats in a joint list with Ta'al, out of 120. Most of its support comes from the Arab Quick Summary:
A member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa
Arab sector, and it is generally considered an Arab party, but a significant minority of its supporters are Jew Quick Summary:
A person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
Jewish, such as former Knesset Member Tamar Gozansky.

The party supports evacuation of all Israeli settlements, and a complete withdrawal by Israel from all territories occupied as a result of the 1967 Six-day War Quick Summary:
Tension between Arabs and Israeli erupted into a brief war in June 1967; Israel emerged as a major power in the Middle East
Six-day War and the establishment of a Palestinian state in those territories. The party is also a strong supporter of workers' rights and social rights.

Hadash is defines itself as an anti-Zionist party. It advocates redefining Israel from a state with Jew Quick Summary:
A person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
Jewish character to a bi-national state (מדינה דו-לאומית).

Hadash has been highly criticized for abandoning its communist values in favor of Arab nationalism Quick Summary:
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Arab nationalism. The criticism comes mainly from the Jewish Communist minority of Hadash. Running together with the nationalist Ta'al and promoting Ahmed Tibi over the Jewish lawyer Dov Hanin led Gozansky to denounce it for "damaging the party's co-existence essence" and straying from the cosmopolitic communist ideology.

Current Knesset Members

1. Mohammad Barakeh
2. Issam Makhoul
3. Ahmad Tibi

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