Hatzohar was a Jewish Revisionist Zionist organisation and political party in occupied Palestine and the newly formed Jewish terrorist ‘state’ called Israel. Founded by Ze’ev Jabotinsky and others in Paris in April 1925 it followed the establishment of his revisionist youth movement Betar in 1923. The initial nucleus of the movement consisted of a group of Jewish Zionists from Russia who had supported Jabotinsky in establishing the Jewish Legion during World War I. The party was disbanded prior to the 1951 elections when it merged into Herut founded by Menachem Begin. This would formally merge into Likud in 1988.