Democratic Union (Israel)

Political alliance in Israel

The Democratic Union (Hebrew: המחנה הדמוקרטי, romanized: HaMaḥaneh HaDemokrati, lit.'The Democratic Camp') is a left-wing political alliance in Israel formed between Meretz, Israel Democratic Party, Labor defector Stav Shaffir,[3] and the Green Movement[4] that ran in the September 2019 Israeli legislative election.[5]

Democratic Union
המחנה הדמוקרטי
LeaderNitzan Horowitz
Stav Shafir
Ehud Barak[1]
Founded25 July 2019 (2019-07-25)
Social democracy
Green politics
Two-state solution[2]
Political positionLeft-wing[1]
Member partiesMeretz
Green Movement
Democratic Israel
SloganNo (to) Likud. That's for sure.
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Election symbol


  1. 1.0 1.1 Gil Hoffman (25 July 2019). "Barak, Shaffir, Horowitz form left-wing bloc overnight". The Jerusalem Post.
  2. Staff (29 July 2019). "Meretz central committee approves merger with Barak's Israel Democratic Party". Times of Israel.
  3. Elad Benari (25 July 2019). "Meretz and Israel Democratic unite". Arutz Sheva. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  4. Gil Hoffman; Jeremy Sharon (25 July 2019). "Polls show Democratic Union Party to net 8-12 seats". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  5. Raoul Wootliff; Staff writer (25 July 2019). "Meretz, former PM Barak, Labor defector Shaffir announce joint Knesset run". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 24 July 2019.