Royalist Conservative Party (Yisrael)
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Royalist Conservative Party of Yisrael
המלוכנים המפלגה השמרנית של ישראל
|Founded||January 19, 1923|
(de facto 1920)
(circa 1880s - 1922)
(1913 - 1922)
|Student wing||Royalist Conservative Student League|
National Religious and Chardal interests
|Seats in the Royal Knesset|
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The Royalist Conservative Party, also commonly called RC, the Conservatives, or the Blues (colloquially), is a contemporary right-wing and nationalist major political party in Yisrael, forming one-half of the country's de facto two-party system in Yisraeli politics, opposed to the center/left by the Constitutional Liberal Party. The Royalist Conservatives are currently the governing party of Yisrael, whose leader Noah Feldman is the incumbent President, as well as commanding a coalition majority government in the Knesset with the Action Yisrael and the Northern League.
Platform and philosophy
The Conservatives are the dominant "big tent" right-wing party in Yisrael. It has been the home for National Religious- and Chardal-interests, and a staunch defender of the monarchy and the halachic state. The party looks to the Neo-Zionist, Religious Zionist, and Revisionist Zionist schools of thought for new public policy inspiration.
While the party was split between pro- and con- factions regarding the 1952 Royal Reform Acts, since the post-Yarden Accords era, the consensus among party faithful was that the 1952 amendments on royal power was wrong and ought to be overturned. The Blues favor a hawkish foreign-policy and military posture, and decreased social spending in favor of higher military and security allocation and tax cuts. The party's establishment opposes progressive taxation and supports flat taxes and user fees instead. It also supports devolving more power to the Districts and localities.
Along with its frequent ally the Torah Achdus party, the Conservatives are fierce defenders of the enforcement of religious law in response to an increasing consensus among the Con-Libs to statutorily weaken enforcement mechanisms and funding.
Organization and hierarchy
Election results and current representation
The party leader is the current President of Yisrael, Noah Feldman. The chairman of the National Conservative Committee is Zevulon Altman. The head of the party's caucus in the Royal Knesset is Member of Knesset and Majority Leader of the Knesset Binyamin Goldschmidt (RC-Modiin), since January 11, 2016.
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