Zehut ["identity" in Hebrew] was established in 2015 by former Likud MK Moshe Feiglin. Failing to be elected to a high place in Likud's primary elections Feiglin announced his resignation from the party and the establishment of a new political party under the name Zehut. The party combines two main principles: Jewish identity and personal liberty. Its platform includes libertarian economic positions, support for Greater Israel, and a separation of state and religion. Before the 2019 elections it held open primaries to select its list of candidates, the first Israeli party experimenting with this method. The party attracted a big media attention along the campaign and polls marked it as the prospected election surprise. Nevertheless, it failed to cross the electoral threshold.