(The Movement for National Renewal)



Founded in 1981

In 1981, shortly before to the elections for the 10th Knesset, Telem (HaTnuah Lehithadshut Mamlachtit), the Movement for National Renewal, was founded by Moshe Dayan, who had served in Menachem Begin's first government as an independent MK after having left the Labor Alignment soon after the elections for the 9th Knesset. In its campaign advertisements, the party focused on Dayan’s personality. The movement supported the unilateral application of an autonomy plan for the Palestinians, opposed territorial concessions, and rejected annexation of Judea and Samaria, thereby placing itself in the center of the political map. Telem received only two seats in the elections. After Dayan’s death in 1981, internal turmoil brought about the dissolution of the party in 1982.

Election Year Votes Count Number Of Seats Share Of Votes List Of Candidates Platform
1981 30,600 2 1.6 Candidates Candidates

Note that the candidates in this table are in Hebrew

Moshe Dayan, Mordechai Ben-Porat