Statement of Beliefs and Principles


  • We believe in the inalienable right of all Jews to live and settle in all parts of the Land of Israel and in the support of all government and community efforts and programmes directed to assist the maximum level of aliyah to Eretz Yisrael.
  • We believe that, whatever terms may be agreed in any peace agreement, Jerusalem must remain the eternal and undivided capital of the Jewish nation with free access to its holy sites to be maintained for all religions, exclusively under Israel’s sovereignty and control. Access to all Jewish holy places including the Temple Mount must be preserved under Israel’s permanent control.
  • State eviction of Jews from their homes is not only a violation of their basic human rights but also of the basic tenets of our religion and everything that Judaism stands for.
  • Any major decision whether territorial or affecting Israel’s intrinsic position as a Jewish State should require a two-thirds majority of the Knesset.
  • We believe that no prisoner found guilty of murdering innocent civilians should be freed before serving his/her full tariff.
  • We believe that Haredim should be encouraged to serve in the armed forces and that all religious considerations shall be accommodated by the Defence Ministry to achieve maximum participation.
  • For the purposes of UK advocacy, we believe that terms like ‘illegal occupation’ should never go unchallenged in any interview or exchange with parliamentarians or the media.
  • We believe that Israel is ‘family’ and, as such, we must provide our unconditional support to its government, its defense forces and citizens. Such criticism as we may have should never be expressed publicly from the armchair of the diaspora but kept for discussion in Israel with the relevant lawmakers or authorities.
  • Likud-Herut’s best days were at the forefront of the struggle to free Soviet Jews, and we will be just as forthright and outspoken in our defense of Jewish rights of residence and self-defense in their homeland.