Herut (Tnuat HaHerut- Freedom Movement) was founded by Menachem Begin in 1948. Herut was the ideological standard-bearer of the Revisionist movement. The party played the dominant role in Gahal and Likud. Herut Hadasha was formed in 1998 under the leadership of Benny Begin. For the 1999 elections, Herut joined with Moledet and Tekuma to form Haichud Haleumit (the National Unity Party). In February 2000, Michael Kleiner announced that Herut was leaving Haichud Haleumit and would become its own party again. Herut won one seat in the 15th Knesset.