Balad

The National Democratic Assembly (also known as Balad or Tajammu') is a secular Arab nationalist party, currently led by Mtanes Shehadeh.

Balad's platform calls for Israel to become a "state for all its citizens", while emphasizing the Palestinian citizens' national identity and ties to the Arab world. Balad's Knesset members, particularly former MKs Azmi Bishara and Haneen Zoabi, were the subjects of fierce political attacks by Jewish-Israeli politicians, including successful motions to disqualify them from elections, which were overturned by Israeli Supreme Court. Balad was part of the Joint List from 2015 to 2019, and is now running together with Ra'am in the 2019 elections as part of the joint Balad-Ra’am list.