Original Party Platform
The Right of the Jewish People to
the Land of Israel (Eretz Israel)
a. The right of the Jewish
people to the land of Israel is eternal and indisputable and is linked with the right to security
and peace; therefore, Judea and Samaria will not be handed to any foreign administration; between the Sea and
the Jordan there will only be Israeli sovereignty.
b. A plan which relinquishes parts of western Eretz
Israel, undermines our right to the country, unavoidably leads to the
establishment of a "Palestinian State," jeopardizes the security
of the Jewish population, endangers
the existence of the State of Israel. and frustrates any prospect of
Genuine Peace-Our Central Objective
a. The Likud government will place its aspirations
for peace at the top of its priorities and will spare no effort to promote
peace. The Likud will
act as a genuine partner at peace treaty negotiations with our neighbors,
as is customary among the nations. The Likud government will attend
the Geneva Conference. .
b. The Likud governments peace initiative will he
positive. Directly or through a friendly state. Israel will invite her
neighbors to hold direct negotiations, in order to sign without pre-conditions
on either side and without any solution formula invented by outsiders
(invented outside ).
At the negotiations each party will he free to make
any proposals it deems lit.
Settlement. both urban and rural. in all parts of the
Land of Israel is the focal point of the Zionist effort to redeem the
country, to maintain vital security areas and serves as a reservoir
of strength and inspiration for the renewal of the pioneering spirit.
The Likud government will call on the younger generation in Israel and
the dispersions to settle and help every group and individual in the
task of inhabiting and cultivating the wasteland, while taking care
not to dispossess anyone.
Arab Terror Organizations
The PLO is no national liberation organization but an organization of assassins,
which the Arab countries use as a political and military tool, while
also serving the interests of Soviet imperialism, to stir up the area.
Its aim is to liquidate the State of Israel, set up an Arab country
instead and make the Land of Israel part of the Arab world. The Likud
government will strive to eliminate these murderous organizations in
order to prevent them from carrying out their bloody deeds
Sources: Likud Official Website; Walter Laqueur and Barry Rubin, ed, "The Israel-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict, 6th Edition" (New York, NY: Penguin Books, 2001.