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Party: Magen (Shield)
Leader:  Gal Hirsch
Alignment: Right
Slogan: A Strong Right is Not Extreme | ימין חזק זה לא קיצוני
Website: MagenParty.org

Founded by Brigadier General (Res.) Gal Hirsch who served for 25 years in the IDF, the Magen Party is a party focused on security and social issues on the right of the political spectrum. Magen is committed to Israel's security and settlement needs while promoting unity and cooperation in Israeli society. Magen aspires to renew and adapt the values of Zionism to changing times, and to maintain a just, moral and committed society in the State of Israel. Magen intends to protect the centrality and importance of the Jewish tradition and the connection with the Jewish heritage and also to bring about real equality for minorities by massive investment in infrastructure, housing, industry and education.  Magen will further develop the Golan Heights, the Galilee, Judea and Samaria, the Negev and Arava deserts as well as the communities surrounding the Gaza Strip and strengthen Jerusalem. 

Platform: 

GENERAL

A small party, based on the personality of its leader that is committed to Israeli security and intends to improve the lot of minorities through their full integration into Israeli society. 

WHY ARE THEY RUNNING?

To support and secure Israel, its population, particularly in outlying communities in areas of strategic importance to Israel. 

LAST WORD

The party has little chance of entering the Knesset. Its platform is similar to other larger, right-of-center parties.