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Herut Movement (Israel)

Tnu'at Herut

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Full name in 2003 elections: Herut (Freedom)
Letters: Nun-suffixTzadi (Netz = Falcon)
Flag/logo: Party name with part of the national flag can be seen at party website
Remarks: Petition to disqualify no. 2 candidate, former leader of Kach Movement (Kha'ana movment) was denied by the supreme court. Using the old name of the major ingridiant of todays Likud Party but not its letter.
Dov Gutterman, 27 January 2003

When I was in Israel , I saw at rallies of the Herut (Freedom Party). The emblem shown on the top right hand of its website was flown as a flag the same size as the Israeli flag.
Gary Selikow, 16 December 2003

This is a modern party, distinct from the Herut party that dates to the founding of the State of Israel and is now part of the Likud.
Nathan Lamm, 17 December 2003

They use this name as the "true followers" of the original Herut (=Freedom) party (led by Menachem Begin), but had no success at the elections.
Dov Gutterman, 17 December 2003

Herut (Freedom) is the list of Herut - Tnu'a'a Leumit [Freedom - National Movement] and it is a right wing party that was assigned by the letters Nun-suffixTzadi making it Netz (Falcon, also a nickname to one that have right wing views). It was founded after 1996 electiond by Benyamin Ze'ev Begin (son of former PN Menahem Begin) that retired from HaLikud. In 2000 elections it joined Ihud Leumi but the united list got only 4 seats, a failure that made Benyamin Ze'ev Begin to retire from political life. And it is led since then by Michael Kleiner. In 2003 the party failed to get a seat and it got only 2387 votes in 2006. Web site at <>.
The party name was chosen in order to show that they see themselves as the real successors of the original Herut Movement (which is the major ingredient of HaLikud).
 Party logo is dark blue bold Herut cut through with wavy blue line together with a Magen David semi-imposed on the vav, and Tnu'a'a Leumit in light blue below it.
This logo (without the bottom inscription Tnu'a Leumit) with the two blue stripes of the national flag makes the party flag. .
Dov Gutterman
, 25 March and 7 June 2006