THE ZIONIST NATIONAL COVENANT

By Bill Oakfield

Article 1.

Israel is the exclusive homeland of the Jewish people.

Article 2.

Israel with the boundaries it had during the former British Mandate called Palestine is an indivisible territorial unit.

Article 3.

The Jewish people possess the legal right to their homeland and have the right to determine their destiny, achieved in 1948, after having liberated their country in accordance with their wishes and entirely of their own accord and will.

Article 4.

The Jewish identity is a genuine, essential and inherent characteristic; it is transmitted from parents to children. The dispersal of the Jewish people do not make them lose their Jewish national identity and sole ownership of the land of Israel as defined in Article 3.

Article 5.

All Jews, where-ever they were born, are members of the Jewish nation, irrespective of when their ancestors were exiled or driven out of their country, Israel.

Article 6.

Only those Arabs who resided in Israel before the foundation of the state in 1948, and who stayed within its boundaries or were permitted to return after the date of Israel's foundation, may remain as resident aliens.

Article 7.

All Jews, where ever they reside in the world, have religious, material, spiritual and historical connections with the land of Israel. It is the obligation of every Jew to educate his children on the need to come home to Israel.

Article 8.

the Jewish people, regardless of whether they are residing in Israel, or in the Diaspora constitute one national front for the defense of Israel by any means necessary.

Article 9.

The Israeli people acknowledge that military means are the only way to defend their country against Arab terrorism and aggression.

Article 10.

The defense of Israel requires full military preparedness at all times to be able to deter Arab aggression.

Article 11.

The Israeli people will have 3 mottoes: National Unity, National Defense and constant vigilance.

Article 12.

The Jewish people believe in Jewish unity. In order to contribute their share towards the attainment of that objective, they must safeguard their Israeli identity and develop their consciousness of that identity, and oppose any plan that may dissolve or impair it.

Article 13.

Jewish unity and the defense of their homeland, Israel are two complimentary objectives and are vital to the Jewish survival, as it is in recognition of the fact that the rebirth of the Jewish state is the fulfillment of G-d's promise to our father Abraham

Article 14.

The destiny of the Jewish nation, and indeed Jewish existence itself, depends on the destiny of the Israeli cause. The people of Israel are the vanguard in the realization of this sacred national goal.

Article 15.

It is the obligation of every Jew to live in and serve the Jewish state. If, at present, he feels unable to do so, then his minimal obligation is to support the state of Israel financially and politically to the best of his means and ability.

Article 16.

The defense of Israel, from a spiritual point of view, will provide the Holy Land with an atmosphere of safety and tranquillity, which in turn will safeguard the country's religious sanctuaries and guarantee freedom of worship and of visit to all, without discrimination of race, color, language, or religion.

Article 17.

Israel has the right, as other countries, to maintain its dignity, pride and freedom. Accordingly, the Jewish people look forward to the moral support of all those who believe in freedom and the dignity of man.

Article 18.

This illegal occupation of Gaza, Judea and Samaria, was rectified by the 6-day war of 1967, which returned Judea and Samaria and specifically the city of Jerusalem to its rightful owners, never to be abandoned again.

Article 19.

Claims of historical or religious ties of Arabs with the land of Israel are incompatible with the facts of history. Nor do the Arabs constitute a single nation with an identity of their own; the Arabs are citizens of the 21 Islamic states in the Middle East, Africa or Asia.

Article 20.

The Jewish people reject all solutions which would deprive the state of Israel of any of its historic homeland or its internationalization.

Article 21.

The PLO covenant and the Arab enmity towards Israel is racist and fanatic in its nature and fascist in its methods. The so-called Palestinian Arabs, placed strategically in the midst of the Jewish homeland, are a constant source of a threat to peace and progress in the Middle East and the world and should therefor be removed to any Arab or Moslem country of their choice.

Article 22.

The demands of security and peace, as well as the demands of right and justice, require all states to consider the PLO as an illegitimate movement, to outlaw its existence, and to ban its operations, in order that friendly relations among peoples may be preserved, and the loyalty of all Arab citizens to their respective Arab homelands safeguarded.

Article 23.

The Jewish people believe in the principles of justice, freedom, sovereignty, self-determination human dignity and in the right of all peoples to exercise them.

Article 24.

The Israeli government is responsible for the safety of Jews all over the world, to protect their country in all military, political and financial fields and also do what is required by the Jewish cause on all levels.

Article 25.

The Israeli Jewish people assert the genuineness and independence of their national existence and reject all forms of intervention, trusteeship and subordination.

Articles 26.

The Israeli people possess the fundamental and genuine legal right to retain and keep forever the whole of the land of Israel. The Israeli people determine their attitude towards all states on the basis of the stands they adopt vis-a-vis Israel.

Article 27.

The I.D.F. is the protective force of the land of Israel.

Article 28.

The state of Israel shall uphold the dignity of the entire Jewish world.

Article 29.

This covenant in part or in full, according to the sole discretion of the government of Israel and the ratification by the Knesset, shall be included in any future constitution of the state of Israel.

Article 30.

This covenant, once it is adopted, shall not be amended save by a vote of a two-thirds majority of the total electorate of the people of Israel in a national referendum.

Bill Oakfield
Apt. 602, Nofei Hasharon, 7 Petach Tikvah Street
Netanya 24261
Israel

Tel. 09-8601773.
Mobile: 050-688-661.


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