Tiny Arab party Ma’an drops out of race, will back Joint List

An Arab party formed only two months ago to run in the upcoming election, and which had not been expected to pass the electoral threshold, has dropped out of the running in order to ensure left-wing votes do not go to waste.

Ma’an was expected to draw several thousand votes, which Haaretz journalist Jack Khouri notes could be important for borderline-polling parties such as Meretz and Ra’am.

Ma’an will now give its support to the Joint List.

Social activist Mohammad Darawsheh formed Ma’an (“together” in Arabic) in January with a stated mission to move the Arab community “from victimhood to decision-making positions.”

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