Meretz

  • meretz

    מרצ
    leadernitzan horowitz
    founded1992 (alliance)
    1997 (single party)
    merger ofratz, mapam, shinui
    headquarterstel aviv
    youth wingmeretz youth
    ideologysocial democracy[1]
    secularism[2]
    feminism[3]
    egalitarianism[4]
    green politics[5]
    two-state solution[6]
    social liberalism[7]
    labor zionism[8]
    political positionleft-wing[9]
    national affiliationdemocratic union (2019–2020)
    european affiliationparty of european socialists (observer)
    international affiliationprogressive alliance,
    socialist international
    coloursgreen
    www.meretz.org.il
    • politics of israel
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    • elections

    meretz (hebrew: מֶרֶצ, lit. "vigour")[10] is a left-wing,[11] social-democratic[12] and green[5] political party in israel.[13] the party was originally formed in 1992 with the union of ratz, mapam and shinui, and was at its peak in the 13th knesset between 1992 and 1996, during which it held 12 seats. in the april 2019 elections, the party won four seats. in the september 2019 israeli legislative election, the party ran as part of the democratic union alliance, which won five seats, three of them going to its meretz component.

    meretz is a secular[14] party emphasising a two-state solution to the israeli–palestinian conflict, social justice, human rights (especially for religious, ethnic and sexual minorities), religious freedom and environmentalism.[15]

    the party is a member of the progressive alliance[16] and socialist international,[17] and is an observer member of the party of european socialists.[18]

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Meretz

מרצ
LeaderNitzan Horowitz
Founded1992 (alliance)
1997 (single party)
Merger ofRatz, Mapam, Shinui
HeadquartersTel Aviv
Youth wingMeretz Youth
IdeologySocial democracy[1]
Secularism[2]
Feminism[3]
Egalitarianism[4]
Green politics[5]
Two-state solution[6]
Social liberalism[7]
Labor Zionism[8]
Political positionLeft-wing[9]
National affiliationDemocratic Union (2019–2020)
European affiliationParty of European Socialists (observer)
International affiliationProgressive Alliance,
Socialist International
ColoursGreen
www.meretz.org.il

Meretz (Hebrew: מֶרֶצ, lit. "Vigour")[10] is a left-wing,[11] social-democratic[12] and green[5] political party in Israel.[13] The party was originally formed in 1992 with the union of Ratz, Mapam and Shinui, and was at its peak in the 13th Knesset between 1992 and 1996, during which it held 12 seats. In the April 2019 elections, the party won four seats. In the September 2019 Israeli legislative election, the party ran as part of the Democratic Union alliance, which won five seats, three of them going to its Meretz component.

Meretz is a secular[14] party emphasising a two-state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, social justice, human rights (especially for religious, ethnic and sexual minorities), religious freedom and environmentalism.[15]

The party is a member of the Progressive Alliance[16] and Socialist International,[17] and is an observer member of the Party of European Socialists.[18]