Magshimey Herut champions Zionism — the national liberation movement of the Jewish people — as the just and natural expression of 4,000 years of Hebrew civilization.
This natural expression, Zionism, not only desires the ingathering of the majority of world Jewry into the Land of Israel, but mandates that the pursuit of sovereignty be done in a just fashion.
The incorporation of the entire indigenous homeland into the free nation-state of the Jewish people, the State of Israel.
Although for the first time in two millennia there is a Jewish state, it is engaged in constant struggle for its continued existence. It is up to us to guarantee its future. We gladly accept the responsibility and commit ourselves to constant struggle in order to ensure the welfare of Israel and the fulfillment of Zionism
-We Action bridges the divide between our reality and our beliefs.
-We develop youth leadership in Israel and abroad, working together to impart Jewish and Zionist values.
-We initiate educational activities to imbue Jewish youth with a love for the nation, the homeland and the traditions of
-We foster Zionist education abroad in order to promote and encourage aliyah.
-We train young leaders dedicated to social justice and the territorial integrity of Eretz Yisrael.
-We imbue in us the importance of national solidarity and the responsibility of all Jews for one another.
-We further cultural activities which foster Jewish nationalism.
-We inspire the next generation to honor the memory of Holocaust victims and continue the struggle against anti-Semitism.
-We establish immersion-support groups throughout Israel in order to improve the Aliyah experience for new olim.
-We instill in us the value of Hebrew settlement in all of Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel).
-We train groups of young leaders dedicated to promoting dialogue, understanding and tolerance between Orthodox and non-
-We develop an understanding of the necessity for preserving the Jewish character of the State of Israel.
-We provide supplemental educational activities in Israel’s disadvantaged communities and development towns.
-We further cultural activities which preserve the traditions of Jewish communities around the world.
-We promote the importance of increasing the Hebrew birth rate.
In 1999, Herut: The National Movement was established and registered in the Israeli Department of Party Registry by former Likud activists led by Knesset members Benny Begin, Michael Kleiner, and David Re’em who opposed the Likud government’s withdrawal in Judea and Samaria. Herut ran in three Israeli national elections. Upon inception, the movement joined the World Zionist Organization, set up party branches all over the world, and established a young adult movement, Magshimey Herut— the reborn Jabotinsky movement for Zionist education and activism. Herut has active branches in 11 countries today. Since 2004, the threshold for Knesset membership has been raised twice. Herut, consequently, has chosen not to participate in Israeli elections. For the present, Herut concentrates its efforts on gaining adherents to Herut ideology and promoting Aliyah and the absorption of Olim into Israeli society.
Individual members, among them, MK Benny Begin and the head of the Likud Supreme Court, Michael Kleiner, have rejoined the Likud. Nevertheless, Herut continues to be registered in the Israeli government’s Party Registry. The Herut party remains intact and reserves the right to compete in future elections, should suitable circumstances arise.
World Herut and Magshimey Herut initiate, promote, and support the activities of students, Olim (Jews returning to Israel) and social action groups that are consistent with the movements’ objectives. World Herut works in conjunction with the World Zionist Organization, the Jewish Agency for Israel, and Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael on projects that advance common goals.