Declaration of Independence includes 650 words. The word “Jewish,” in its
different forms, appears 20 times, while the word “democracy” doesn’t even
people who drafted the declaration and signed it had the highest regard for
democratic values, but first and foremost they wanted to stress its Jewish
side. Perhaps they said to themselves that there are many democracies in the
world, but only one Jewish country. It’s important to protect it.
days it’s even more important. From the outside and from within attempts are
being made to undermine the Jewish character of the Jewish state. The dark
forces rely on the fatigue of the Zionist material in order to internationalize
Israel and declare it a state of all its citizens. They are taking advantage of
the fact that over the years the fashion here has changed, and democracy has
been emphasized at the expense of Judaism.
Knesset members of the new era have ignored the Declaration of Independence’s
list of priorities, and the High Court of Justice has acted as if it were based
in The Hague. Sacred Zionist terms like “the Judaization of the Galilee” have
turned into bad words. An MK from the Labor Party has expressed her opinion
that “Hatikva” is a racist anthem. A ministerial initiative to wave a flag at
schools has been presented as a wretched nationalistic idea. For the first time
in the history of Israel, a proposal has been submitted to the Knesset to
declare the Nakba as a national commemorative date. It would not have been
submitted had the “nation state bill” been approved by the previous Knesset.
Netanyahu demands that Abbas recognize us as a Jewish state, the Left says this
demand stems from an inferiority complex: Why should we care if Abbas
recognizes us or not? After all, it is clear that Israel is a Jewish state.
it’s not so clear anymore. It’s time for us to come to our senses and turn the
good old list of priorities from 1948 into a law. Israel’s right to define
itself as a Jewish state is as important as its right to defend itself
militarily. Don’t worry, it will continue to serve as an exemplary democracy,
but it will finally start restoring its Jewish interest.