From Israel’s first Knesset (1949) until its tenth (1981), Arab satellite parties were part of Israel’s political landscape. Operating on behalf of the major Zionist parties, most of these satellite parties were connected to Mapai, a left-wing Zionist party. Eighteen satellite parties were established over the years. Their candidate lists were put together by the Zionist parties according to various parameters, such as tribal rivalries, ethnic representation, and more. One document shows the voting numbers for each of these satellite parties – from 1949 to 1973.

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Voting statistics of the Arab satellite parties - from the first to the seventh Knesset