Party: Achi Yisraeli (Israeli Brothers)
Leader: Adina Bar-Shalom
Slogan: The Connection Between Us is the Story | החיבור הוא הסיפור
Party Has Dropped Out of Elections
Achi Yisrael is led by Adina Bar-Shalom an Israeli educator, columnist, and social activist who founded the Haredi College of Jerusalem. Bar-Shalom is also the daughter of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the former Sephardic Chief Rabbi who was also the founder and spiritual mentor of the Shas political party until his death in 2003. Achi Yisrael is a centrist party that was initially viewed as the one in which Benny Gantz would attempt to launch his political career. The party maintains that it is out of great love for Israeli society and belief in "shared good" that they have recruited a diverse group of people who are proud of their identity and respect the identities of others and are willing to work towards common prosperity.