|Leader Efraim Sneh|
Split from Israeli Labor Party
Political position Centre-left
|Ideology Social democracy Two-state solution|
Yisrael Hazaka (Hebrew: ישראל חזקה, lit. Strong Israel) was a political party in Israel. It was established by former Labor Party MK Efraim Sneh on 25 May 2008. It participated in the 2009 Knesset elections but failed to pass the electoral threshold, receiving 6,722 votes (0.20%) and not receiving any seats.
The party was established in May 2008, and received its licence from the party registrar at the end of September.
Although Israel uses the closed list method of party list proportional representation, Yisrael Hazaka announced that it would conduct a primary election open to the general public (after a party committee decides on who is eligible to run, given their contributions to the country) to determine its candidates for the Knesset.
Notable members included former Shinui MK Erela Golan (who wrote the party's policy on religion and state), and former Labor MK Michael Bar-Zohar.
Party policies include: