Because of such demands, it is sometimes accused of being anti-religious or hating the religous, and so some, even secular people, refuse to vote for it, even if they mostly agree with the platform. The party's official position is that it does not oppose religion but merely seeks to mend the injustices that are being done on its behalf.
As for the situation with the Palestinians, it supports the policy of occupation of Palestinian cities if necessary in response to terrorist attacks, and negotiation with moderate Palestinians, but not with Arafat, concerning the final status and a Palestinian state, which would include removal of settlements and withdrawal from most of the West Bank and Gaza. It asserts that both the Right and Left mislead the public. The Right, by claiming that only force will solve the problem, and the Left, by claiming that the attacks will cease after a unilateral withdrawal from the territories.
The party's leader is Tommy Lapid.