Torah Achdus

Achdus Torah

פאכדוס תורה
nameModern Hebrew
LeaderMoshe Lippman
FounderYezechiel Wein
FoundedJuly 23, 1969 (1969-07-23)
Preceded byDegel HaTorah
Agudas Shomray Shabbos
Shomray Torah Mizrachim v'Tarsanim
HeadquartersYerushalayim, Yisrael
Student wingUnion of Yeshivah and Chareidi Students
IdeologyReligious conservatism
Social conservatism
Chareidi interests
Internal Factions:
Populism
Ordoliberalism
Welfare capitalism
Political positionRight
ReligionOrthodox Judaism
Colors     Silver
Seats in the Royal Knesset
16 / 142

Torah Achdus (Modern Hebrew: פאכדוס תורה, lit. "Unity [of] Torah"), also commonly called the Chareidi Bloc or simply the Silvers (colloquially), is a contemporary right-wing and Chareidi interests secondary political party in Yisrael. Torah Achdus has a supply and confidence agreement with the governing Conservative-led coalition in the Knesset, which includes the Northern League and Action Yisrael. The party has 16 Members of Knesset. Its political base is largely confined to heavily-populated Chareidi and some Chardal communities in the cities and suburbs. It has traditional strongholds throughout Yerushalayim, as well as several largely-religious cities in the Central and Western Districts. It is typically the third-largest bloc in the Knesset.

Platform and philosophy

History

Yarden peace process

Post-Yarden (1974-2000s)

2009 New Chareidi coup

Organization and hierarchy

Election results and current representation

Current representation

The TA currently have 16 MKs in the Royal Knesset. It is neither apart of the governing majority nor in the minority, having a supply-and-confidence pact with the Conservatives for certain supermajority-required constitutional reforms.

Member of Knesset Moshe Lippman is the leader of the Torah Achdus caucus since 2009 and a member of the ruling "New Chareidi" clique.

Election results

Royal Knesset
Election Leader Seats won +/− Rank Majority
2018 Moshe Lippman
16 / 142
Decrease 2 #3 Supply and confidence with Majority
2016 Moshe Lippman
18 / 142
Increase 3 #3 Minority
2014 Moshe Lippman
15 / 142
Decrease 1 #3 Minority
2012 Moshe Lippman
16 / 142
N/A #3 Majority
2010 Moshe Lippman
16 / 142
Increase 3 #3 Minority
2008 TBD
13 / 142
Decrease 1 #3 Minority
2006 TBD
14 / 142
Increase 2 #3 Minority
2004 TBD
12 / 142
TBD #3 Minority

International affiliation and criticism

The party has no international affiliations.