Ra’am

The United Arab List (Ra'am or the Islamic Movement) is a religious Arab Muslim party, currently led by Mansour Abbas

Ra'am is associated with the southern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, which broke from the northern branch over the question of political participation in the Knesset. (The northern branch boycotts Israeli elections). Ra'am largely focuses on social-economic issues for Palestinian citizens, with a conservative cultural outlook that has sometimes put it at odds with the other more secular, liberal Arab parties. Ra'am was part of the Joint List from 2015 to 2019, and is now running together with Balad in the 2019 elections as part of the joint Balad-Ra’am list.