The party backs "politics of cooperation that will promote peace and solidarity among the nations." The party supports environmental solutions for regional conflicts based on the perception that peace will not prevail without joint management of the environment.
The party focuses on environmental and civil rights and has pledged to stop the destruction of the environment.
Israel's Green Party was formed in 1997 immediately after the Maccabiah disaster and ran for municipal elections in Tel Aviv, winning two seats. The movement became a party in 1998 but did not reach the voting threshold, failing to win any Knesset seats. The same was true in the 2003 elections. In municipal elections, the party was able to send representatives to 15 local authorities. In Tel Aviv, the party doubled its strength to four council members.