Shas

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Shas (an acronym for Shomeri Torah Sefaradim, English "Torah-Observant Sephardim") is an ultra-Orthodox political party in Israel.

The party primarily represents the interests of Haredi Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews. It usually gains around seven seats in the Knesset (in the 2020 election it gained nine seats, one of its best showings), and usually ends up part of the governing coalition regardless of which main party (Labor or Likud) is leading it.

Although disagreeing with the United Torah Judaism alliance on issues, Shas tends to vote with the alliance in most cases due to their common interests in representing the most observant in the Jewish community, and during the 2019 election the two groups formed an electoral alliance to maximize representation in the Knesset.