The United Arab List (ألقائمة العربية الموحدة Al-Qā'imah al-'Arabiyyah al-Muwaẖadah רשימה ערבית מאוחדת, Reshima Aravit Meuhedet), commonly known in Israel by its Hebrew acronym Ra'am (רע"ם), is a political party representing and supported by Israeli Arabs. It is not related to the original United Arab List which existed in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
The next elections saw the party increase its share of the vote and pick up five seats. However, internal disagreements saw three MKs leave; Muhamad Kanan and Tawfik Khatib left and established the National Arab Party, whilst Hashem Mahameed formed the National Unity – National Progressive Alliance party.
For the 2006 elections the party entered an alliance with Ahmad Tibi's Ta'al party. Running together, the alliance won four seats, three of which were taken by the United Arab List. The southern faction of the Islamic Movement is now the dominant force in the party. Other members include the Arab National Party.
Its constituency consists mostly of religious or nationalist Israeli Arabs, and enjoys particular popularity among the Bedouin. The Islamic Movement also operates in poor Arab towns and villages, as well as in Bedouin settlements, to mobilize voters.
United Arab List (Al-La?iha Al-Arabiyya Al-Muwahhada, in Arabic; Ha-Reshimah Ha-Aravit Ha-Me'uhedet, in Hebrew)
Jan 01, 2005; UNITED ARAB LIST (al-Laʿiha al-Arabiyya al-Muwahhada, in Arabic; Ha-Reshimah Ha-Aravit Ha-Me'uhedet, in Hebrew)Israeli electoral...