Balad

political party in Israel

Balad, Hebrew: בל״ד , a Hebrew acronym of Brit Le'umit Demokratit, Hebrew: ברית לאומית דמוקרטית ,
the Arab version: at-Tajamuʿ al-Waṭanī ad-Dīmūqraṭī, Arab: التجمع الوطني الديمقراطي ,
(the Arab version is shortened to Tajammua, Arabic: بلد , meaning Country / Nation),
both meaning National Democratic Assembly, is an Israeli political party.

Logo of Balad

Its ideology is social democratic, Arab nationalist, pan-Arabic, secular, and anti-Zionist.

Political leader is Sami Abu Shehadeh.

Balad was founded in 1995.

Number of seats in the 24th Knesset: 1 (-2).
Balad is cooperating with Hadash and Ta'al as HaReshima HaMeshutefet (Hebrew) or al-Qa'imah al-Mushtarakah (Arab) (both meaning The Joint List). Together they have 6 seats.

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