(July 7, 2019 / Israel Hayom) Ehud Barak officially unveiled the name of his new party on Saturday night: the Israel Democratic Party.
“The State of Israel is at a moment before the total dissolution of Israeli democracy. Now is the time to return hope and courage to Israel, to unite and return Israel to the right track. We are a Democratic Israel,” Barak tweeted, alongside a picture of a red, white and blue campaign poster.
The literal translation of the Hebrew name is “Democratic Israel,” but party officials told reporters that Barak, a former premier, asked for it to be named the “Israel Democratic Party” in English.