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The Arab National Party ( , HaMiflaga HaLeumit HaAravit; , al-Hizb al-Qawmi al-Arabi), alternatively rendered as the National Arab Party, is a minor Israeli Arab political party in Israelmarker led by Muhamad Kanan.

Background

The party was founded during the 15th Knesset when three MKs left the United Arab List; one founded National Unity – National Progressive Alliance, whilst the other two, Kanan and Tawfik Khatib created the Arab National Party.

The party did not participate in the 2003 elections, and in the run-up to the 2006 elections it looked like Kanan would join Hadash. However, the party then entered the election race, before withdrawing and announcing its support for Balad, though by then it was too late to take the party's name off the ballot. On election day the party picked up only 738 votes (0.02%), the second lowest in total and far below the electoral threshold of 2%.

References

  1. Hadash seeks to boost support in Triangle Haaretz
  2. National Arab Party endorses National Democratic Assembly after withdrawing from race Ynetnews, 8 March 2006


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