Excerpts from - THE DECLARATION OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL
ERETZ-ISRAEL [(Hebrew) - the Land of Israel, [Palestine] was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and political identity was shaped. Here they first attained to statehood, created cultural values of national and universal significance and gave to the world the eternal Book of Books.
ACCORDINGLY, WE, MEMBERS OF THE PEOPLE'S COUNCIL,
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF ERETZ-ISRAEL AND OF
THE ZIONIST MOVEMENT, ARE HERE ASSEMBLED ON THE DAY OF THE
TERMINATION OF THE BRITISH MANDATE OVER ERETZ-ISRAEL AND, BY
VIRTUE OF OUR NATURAL AND HISTORIC RIGHT AND ON THE STRENGTH OF
THE RESOLUTION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, HEREBY DECLARE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A JEWISH STATE IN ERETZ-ISRAEL, TO BE KNOWN AS THE STATE OF ISRAEL.
THE STATE OF ISRAEL will be open for Jewish immigration and for the Ingathering of the Exiles; it will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel… for the realization of the age-old dream - the redemption of Israel.
PLACING OUR TRUST IN THE "ROCK OF ISRAEL", WE AFFIX OUR SIGNATURES
TO THIS PROCLAMATION AT THIS SESSION OF THE PROVISIONAL COUNCIL OF STATE, ON THE SOIL OF THE HOMELAND, IN THE CITY OF TEL-AVIV, ON THIS SABBATH EVE, THE 5TH DAY OF IYAR, 5708 (14TH MAY,1948).
"The 1955 Israeli government year-book said, "It is called the 'State of Israel' because it is part of the Land of Israel and not merely a Jewish State. The creation of the new State by no means derogates from the scope of historical Eretz Israel"."
Wikipedia "The Land of Israel"
The land of Israel was not viewed by a majority of the founding fathers as a Jewish State; the vision given to the Prophets of Israel by the God/Rock of Israel was one of a whole, united family living again in the land of their fathers, the majority understood this, which is why when the Hebrew Israelites began returning to Israel in 1969 they did so under the Law of Return that was based on the Declaration of Independence and were received as returnees of the House of Israel.
Problems arose because the officials had expected the returnees to convert to Judaism, but the Hebrew Israelites refused, stating that Judaism was for the Jewish people and was not required for the other families of Jacob that comprised the House of Israel. This moved the government to change the Law of Return to only apply to Jews, and all the privileges and services that had been given till that point to the returnees of the House of Israel were rescinded.
The Declaration clearly states that it is based on "our natural and historic right and on the strength of the United Nation resolution", which stipulates the following:
A declaration shall be made to the United Nations by the Provisional Government of each proposed State before independence. It shall contain, inter alia, the following clauses:
The stipulations contained in the Declaration are recognized as fundamental laws of the State and no law, regulation or official action shall conflict or interfere with these stipulations, nor shall any law, regulation or official action prevail over them. "
The stipulations contained in the Declaration of Independence are fundamental laws of the State and no law, regulation or official action shall conflict or interfere with these stipulations, nor shall any law, regulation or official action prevail over them. This means that both the revision to the original Law of Return and the more recent Jewish State Law are in violation of the letter and spirit of the Declaration and must be repelled.
The Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, states that he believes in the Book of Books, and that each generation must insure the eternity of Israel as expressed therein. Yet, the Prophets of Israel speak of the return of two houses, houses that must mutually accept one another and then be reunited, and he is only concerned with preserving the Jewish aspect. David used his sword and took the united house of Israel to capture Jerusalem as a symbol of the power in that unity, yet the Prime Minister seems to seek only to divide. But, his arms are too short to box with God!
The Declaration speaks of the age-old dream; the redemption of Israel, and belief in the visions of the Prophets of Israel as contained within the eternal Book of Books. This being so, then the words of those Prophets which testify of the house of Judah and the house of Israel must be accepted; that they are clearly two parts of a whole, and the whole is known as Israel and the people as Israelites!
The current controversy is more than a case of illegal residency, but rather is rooted in acceptance or lack thereof of Prophetic truth. If the people who overstayed their visas because they view themselves as Israelites and want to stay in the land they view as their home to worship the God of Israel are guilty of a crime, what about the government which changed the Law of Return years ago illegally, a law that would have allowed them to come here and be welcomed? How should that government be judged?
"13 And I will bring them out from the peoples, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land; and I will feed them upon the mountains of Israel, by the streams, and in all the habitable places of the country.
30 And they shall know that I YHWH their God am with them, and that they, THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, are My people, saith YHWH GOD."