The Seven Point Plan

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    Security Doctrine

    Security Doctrine

    Israel must possess overwhelming strength, which will allow the IDF to divert combat away from our borders, shorten the length of military operations, defeat our enemies quickly in any conflict, and secure victory in the campaign against Palestinian and international terrorism.
    We will utilize the theory of “smart power”, which is advanced by the IDF. According to this theory, the role of civilian leadership is to mobilize the three sources of national strength – military, socio-economic, and diplomatic – turning them into "force multipliers" which work in unison to generate a greater impact.
    We will enact the “Security Cabinet Law”, rehabilitate and strengthen the National Security Council, and promote the internal cohesion of Israeli society as part of our national security strategy.
    We will work to rebuild Israel’s strategic alliances.
    Israel has a just and powerful story. We need to present our narrative to the world - a story of values, creativity, innovation, and success.
    We will work to rehabilitate Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which has seen its responsibilities divided among six ministers, and rebuild Israel’s public diplomacy system, which has been divided among five ministers.

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    Regional Diplomatic Process

    Regional Diplomatic Process

    As part of the security concept, which maintains that power stems from controlling and leading the process, we will initiate a regional conference together with pragmatic Arab states and begin the process of separating from the Palestinians without compromising Israel’s security interests.
    We are not looking for a marriage with the Palestinians but a divorce from them.
    The lessons of the disengagement from Gaza are that separation from the Palestinians cannot be unilateral and that we must maintain conditions that will guarantee the security of Israel's citizens.
    Our aim is to create a demilitarized Palestinian state alongside a strong and secure Jewish state of Israel, with strict adherence to security arrangements and freedom of operation for the IDF.
    The settlement blocs will remain part of Israel.
    We will not recognize a right of return for Palestinians and Jerusalem will forever remain the united capital of Israel.

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    Cleaning Up the Political System

    Cleaning Up the Political System

    We will initiate a wide-ranging cleanup of the political system. We will put in place harsher punishments for public corruption offences, both on a national and local level.
    We will restructure national organizations and institutions that are repeatedly tainted by corruption, and work to reform the political system.
    We will pass the “Breach of Trust Law”, bring an end to coalition funds which are inherently corrupt, and will not allow budgets to pass without proper oversight and transparency.
    We will work to improve the political system in Israel so that governments will serve for full four-year terms, thereby creating a stable, non-populist system of governance capable of creating and implementing long-term plans.
    We will limit the Prime Minister to two terms in office.
    As we did before when we were in government, we will once again pass legislation to eliminate the corrupt position of “Minister without Portfolio”.
    We will appoint a special anti-bureaucracy commissioner who will have far-reaching authority to slash bureaucracy in the National Insurance Institute, local municipalities, the healthcare system, and any other place where it impacts the quality of life of Israeli citizens.

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    A Jewish and Democratic State

    A Jewish and Democratic State

    Israel must find a way to combine the values of Judaism and democracy, without one overpowering the other. We will work to ensure that the Judaism of the State of Israel will be a force for unity, not division. We will ensure that the Jewish values of the State of Israel will coexist in harmony with the values of equality and liberty. That is the only way we can guarantee the Jewish character of the state, respect for its citizens, and the unity of the nation.
    We will work together – all segments of Israeli society – to create an Israeli Shabbat through the “Shabbat Law” based on the Gavison-Medan Covenant.
    We will recognize civil unions in Israel. We will make religious services in matters like conversion, kashrut, marriage and divorce more efficient, welcoming, and considerate of the unique character of both Israeli society and Diaspora Jewry.
    Israel is the homeland of the Jewish people. We must strengthen our relationship with the Jewish Diaspora and recognize the different streams of Judaism.

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    Law Enforcement

    Law Enforcement

    An efficient law enforcement system is the basis of a healthy society. We will dramatically reinforce and strengthen the law enforcement system in Israel.
    We will recruit thousands of new police officers and prosecutors. We will significantly increase the number of traffic police patrols to combat traffic accidents and make our roads safer. We will reinforce the judicial system by placing hundreds of judges in courts across the country to create a fairer and more efficient justice system for the benefit of all citizens.
    We will enact the “Nachshon Plan”, which details how to build a stronger and more effective law enforcement system.

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    Boosting the Economy

    Boosting the Economy

    Israel’s economy must be based first and foremost on innovation.
    We will create more jobs in the periphery by providing long-term loans for factories and by investing in modern technologies.
    We will increase investment in high-tech support funds as well as in the budget of the National Innovation Authority (formerly the Office of the Chief Scientist). We will facilitate investment in professional training to increase productivity and wages.
    We will create an economic safety net for the poor and the underprivileged. We will work to integrate the ultra-Orthodox and Arab sectors into quality jobs in the workforce. We will promote initiatives to strengthen salaried workers and strengthen support for the self-employed, including unemployment benefits and sick pay.
    We will improve Israel's ranking in the global 'Ease of Doing Business' index significantly with the help of the newly appointed anti-bureaucracy commissioner. We will strengthen the economy and increase salaries for the poorest in society and the middle class.

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    Education and Science

    Education and Science

    Profits from the export of natural gas will be invested in education and science.
    We will ensure that every young person, irrespective of where they live, will have the opportunity to access higher education - up to and including a master’s degree - funded by the government.
    We will work to ensure that core curriculum subjects - English and mathematics - will be taught at every school in Israel. We will rebuild the technological education system. Together with local industry, we will establish a national emergency plan for investment in science and research to bring Israel back to the peak of global innovation.
    We will foster prestige and respect for the teaching profession by increasing salaries for teachers.