Green Leaf

Ale Yarok


Green Leaf

Founded in 1999

The Green Leaf party ("Ale Yarok") was established in 1999, before the elections for the 15th Knesset, and has run in every Knesset election since then. Although it has never passed the percentage threshold, Green Leaf has gained significant support among young voters. The party is known primarily for its support of legalization of soft drugs. It also champions the institutionalization of prostitution and gambling in the State of Israel.

In 2008, in the period leading up to the elections for the 18th Knesset, several of Green Leaf's  members resigned and ran on a separate list – a combined list called "Holocaust Survivors with Veterans of Ale Yarok." Prior to the 19th Knesset elections in 2012, the Green Leaf party changed its image, in the hopes that it would no longer be seen as a single-issue party devoted to the legalization of soft drugs. As part of the effort, it changed its name to "Green Leaf—the Liberal List," and its platform placed an emphasis on additional issue.

Election Year Votes Count Number Of Seats Share Of Votes List Of Candidates Platform
2015 47,180 - 1.1 Candidates Candidates
2013 43,734 - 1.2 Candidates Candidates
2009 13,132 - 0.4 Candidates Candidates
2006 40,353 - 1.3 Candidates Candidates
2003 37,855 - 1.2 Candidates Candidates
1999 34,029 - 1.0 Candidates Candidates

Note that most of the information is in Hebrew. The list of candidates for 2013 is in English.

Boaz Wachtel