Founded in 1979

Tehiya (literally: Revival) was a right-wing party established in 1979 by Knesset members who had broken away from the Likud and other political activists, who opposed the territorial concessions that Israel made as part of the Camp David Accords and the Egypt-Israel peace treaty, and formed a separate parliamentary group in the Knesset. Tehiya ran in the 1981 elections, the 1984 elections (together with Tzomet), and the 1988 elections, receiving three, five, and three seats respectively. In the 1992 elections, the party failed to pass the electoral threshold, and subsequently ceased to exist as an independent entity.


The primary goal of Tehiya was to stop the withdrawal from the Sinai, and it acted to prevent the implementation of the peace agreement with Egypt. In general, it opposed any territorial concession, and demanded extensive settlement in Judea and Samaria and the annexation of those territories to  Israel. It also took an aggressive stance  vis-a-vis the Arab world in general, and the Palestinians in particular. 

Election Year Votes Count Number Of Seats Share Of Votes List Of Candidates Platform
1992 31,957 - 1.2 Candidates Candidates Platform Platform
1988 70,370 3 3.1 Candidates Candidates Platform Platform
1984 83,037 5* 4.0 Candidates Candidates Platform Platform
1981 44,700 3 2. Candidates Candidates Platform Platform

Note that the candidates and platforms in this table are in Hebrew

Yuval Ne’eman, Geula Cohen


In 1982, Tehiya joined Menachem Begin's government shortly after the withdrawal from Sinai was completed, and against the background of the first Lebanese War. Yuval Ne’eman was appointed Minister of Science and Development. Tehiya was not a member of the national unity governments that served from 1984 to 1990, but returned to the narrow right-wing government that Yitzhak Shamir formed in June 1990 after the Labor Alignment had left the unity government. Ne’eman served as Minister of Energy and Infrastructures in that government.