policy and security

deserves and attainable

Our past failures flowed largely from inflated self-confidence and insufficient awareness of the dangers facing us. The threats to our survival are increasing. Israel's considerable military might have its limitations. Our country must distinguish between what it deserves and what is attainable. The first priority is to defend itself without foreign assistance.

Israel will retain control over territories it needs for self-defense and for protecting vital interests. These include the Golan Heights, the Jordan Valley, and essential areas in Judea and Samaria. The Arabs can secure their national rights under the Palestinian Authority, or enjoy civil rights within self-governing cantons.

 Measures affecting Israel's borders, security and identity will be submitted to a national referendum, and will only be approved subject to receiving a large majority of votes.