Darawshe (Darousha), Abd El-Wahab

(1943- )
   Born in Kfar Iksal, he was an Israeli Arab member of the Knesset who resigned from the Alignment in March 1988 and was recognized as a one-man parliamentary faction. His Arab Democratic Party (ADP) contested the 1988 Knesset election and won a single seat in parliament. The ADP won two seats in the 13th Knesset (1992) and four in the 14th Knesset (1996), when it ran on a joint electoral slate with the United Arab List (UAL). The UAL-ADP won five seats in the 17 May 1999 election to the 15th Knesset. Darawshe did not contest election to the 16th Knesset (2003).
   See also Arab Political Parties.

Historical Dictionary of Israel. .

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