17 in January 1965 | Begin establishes the Herut-Liberal Bloc

In 1965, after a decade of bickering and disagreement, representatives of Herut and the Liberal Party decided to create a single parliamentary bloc – Gahal – led by Menachem Begin. This step gave Begin further legitimacy and made him the first true alternative to challenge the Mapai government. However, in the sixth parliamentary elections, the Herut-Liberal bloc received 26 seats, although predictions had them at a higher numbers.