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Israel Political Parties: Tzomet

Tzomet (Movement for Renewed Zionism) was established by former army chief-of-staff Rafael "Raful" Eitan, the party splintered from the right-wing Tehiya Party prior to the 1988 elections. A militantly secular party, Tzomet joined Likud in 1996 and won five seats in the elections.

Tzomet did not win any seats in the 15th Knesset. Tzomet opposes the Oslo accords and favors full retention of the West Bank.

Sources: "Fragmentation of political allegiance." Le Monde diplomatique; "Political Parties and Platforms." Chapter Two. Democracy In Action.