הפורום להגות ליברלית
נייר עמדה של הסטודנטים מסמינר "ליברליזם" בירושלים 2006

Minorities.

  • Israel is the homeland of the Jewish people.
  • There must be full equality of rights and duties between every citizen in the state of Israel
  • The questions of citizenship and "right of return" in the state of Israel will be decided by its sovereign institutes.
  • Utilization of every citizen’s abilities and qualifications and the integration of minorities in the Israel’s economy, society, government and any other field of life are necessary for Israel’s prosperity.

Security:

  • A liberal party in the state of Israel must have a say in the question of security, nevertheless, we believe that, liberal party must focus on internal affairs.
  • Defendable long-term borders are the interest of Israel.
  • Struggle against terrorism.
  • Acceptance of the principle of Israel giving back territory for lasing stable peace.
  • The principle of "warm peace".
  • Human right issues (on both sides of conflict) will be taken in consideration in any agreement or act.

Education:

  • All schools in country must share the same "core studies" – human rights, democracy and basic skills.
  • Privatization of the education system – the government to supervise, partly and equally finance.
  • Involvement of community in education.
  • Encouragement of "democratic schools".
  • Every citizen must be able to finance his studies in university by different means (long- tem loans, scholarships, reducing fees etc.)

Culture and religion:

· Is every one’s own issue.

· Freedom of belief.

· Government to support certain cultural project (esp. to promote values as human rights, democracy, tolerance).

Economy:

· Free economy, government to supervise not to control.

· Imposition of the minimum wages and other "work laws"

· Encouragement of entrepreneurship and small businesses.

· Social benefit will be raised for the "truly needed".

· Privatization of the employment bureaus.

· Lowering taxes paid on work.

Environment:

· Increase the building in the cities – to preserve open lands.

· Taking environment as major consideration while discussing development.

· The environment belongs to the future generations – not to us to destroy.

Law, order and legalization:

· Small government.

· "Pseudo-federation" – as little government control as possible .

· Supervision on local authorities.

· Legalization of marihuana – to be discussed