HaOlim (Hebrew: העולים‎, lit. The Immigrants) was a short-lived one-man political faction in Israel.

HaOlim

העולים
LeaderYigal Yasinov
Founded1 February 2006
Dissolved1 February 2006
Split fromShinui
Merged intoYisrael Beiteinu
Most MKs1 (2006)
Fewest MKs1 (2006)

BackgroundEdit

The faction was formed when Yigal Yasinov broke away from Shinui on 1 February 2006, towards the end of the 16th Knesset. This followed Shinui's split into Shinui and the Secular Faction.

On the same day of its establishment, Yasinov merged the party into Yisrael Beiteinu, which had split from the National Union on the same day. Yasinov himself had immigrated from Ukraine in 1993 and had joined Shinui rather than Yisrael Beiteinu after being refused permission to buy a house by settlers during the 1990s, an episode which led to a dislike of the National Religious Party.[1] Yasinov was placed 14th on the Yisrael Beiteinu list for the 2006 elections, but failed to retain his place in the Knesset as it won only 11 seats.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lily Galili (25 September 2003). "Russian speakers need not apply". Haaretz. Retrieved 16 January 2014.

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