The General Purposes of the Likud

Excerpted from Article II of the Likud Constitution.

The Likud is a national-liberal party which advocates the ingathering of the exiles, the integrity of the Jewish homeland, human freedom and social justice, and it strives to achieve these goals:

a. Bringing together the Jewish people in the Land of Israel, ingathering its dispersed people, cultivating love of the country in the hearts of the people, and recognizing the shared destiny of all of the Jewish people.

b. Safeguarding the right of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel as an eternal, inalienable right, working diligently to settle and develop all parts of the land of Israel, and extending national sovereignty to them.

c. Exercising state sovereignty and maintaining security and true peace with our neighbors.

d. Instilling the eternal values of the Jewish heritage in education and in national life, safeguarding moral values and ethical principles and establishing a moral society in the Land of Israel.

e. Maintaining a democratic form of government: guaranteeing the supremacy of law, human and civil rights, freedom of conscience, individual freedoms, equal rights and opportunities of all citizens of the state and preventing discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, ethnic origin, religion, status, or viewpoint.

f. Integrating minority populations into the national and party organizations.

g. Strengthening the state economy and creating the proper conditions for economic growth and the establishment of a self-sustaining free economy based on competition and free enterprise, and reducing insofar as possible government intervention in the economy.

h. Developing and promoting the development towns and distressed neighborhoods.

i. Demanding government responsibility for a satisfactory level of personal security, education health, employment, and quality of the environment.