Likud

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Likud, Hebrew: הליכוד - HaLikud, meaning The Consolidation, (official name: HaLikud-National Liberal Movement), commonly called Likud, is an Israeli political party.

Its ideology is right-wing conservative,[1][2][3][4][5] nationalist, and Zionist.

Political leader is Benjamin Netanyahu (Prime Minister 1996–1999; 2009–2021).

Likud was founded in 1973 as a a result of an alliance (and later on a merger in 1988) of six liberal and nationalist parties, like Gahal, Herut and the Liberal Party.

Founders were Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Shamir.

Number of seats in the 24th Knesset: 29 (-7).

Participating in the Fourth Netanyahu Government and the Netanyahu-Gantz Government.

References[change | change source]

  1. Bueno de Mesquita, Bruce (2013). Principles of International Politics. SAGE. p. 69.
  2. Utter, Glenn (2004). Conservative Christians and Political Participation. ABC-CLIO. p. 29.
  3. El-Gendy, Karim (2018). The Process of Israeli Decision Making. Al-Zaytouna Centre. p. 192.
  4. Neack, Laura (2018). Studying Foreign Policy Comparatively. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. p. 43. ISBN 9781538109632.
  5. The Middle East: From Transition to Development. Brill. 2022. p. 64. ISBN 9789004476677.

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