Sephardim Party

   An ethnic-based political party that represented an effort to organize Sephardic and Oriental Jews and succeeded in electing four members to the first Knesset and two to the second Knesset. Toward the end of the tenure of the first Knesset, the party split along economic lines, and it eventually disappeared when one of its most prominent leaders, Bechor Shitreet, was coopted by Mapai to serve as minister of police in a series of governments led by David Ben-Gurion.

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