The Likud story began in 1925 when Russian-born Jewish leader, author and soldier, Ze’ev Jabotinsky, advocated for a revision of Zionism.


Jabotinsky and Joseph Trumpeldor felt that there was widespread and extensive appeasement of the Zionist Executive of the time towards the British Government and its mandate over Israel. His Revisionist Zionism advocated a new look at Theodor Herzl’s popular Political Zionism.

Jabotinsky and his movement firmly supported the Jewish right to sovereignty over the whole of the land of Israel as had been initially agreed at the 1920 San Remo Conference, as well as the free immigration of all Jews to their homeland.

Likud’s core ideology is to this day inspired by the Revisionist Zionism advocated by Ze'ev Jabotinsky and Joseph Trumpeldor. It was later on reinforced by Menachem Begin when he led the Herut party and subsequently, post a merger by the right wing Knesset factions, by Likud, meaning “Consolidation”, as it represented the consolidation of the right-wing in Israel.

The World Likud grew out of this enlarged Likud party when it was decided to develop an international wing of the homegrown Israeli party. This new initiative transformed into a worldwide bridge between the Revisionists Zionists from the Jewish Diaspora and its supporters within Israel.