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Descendants Re-Signing Israel’s Declaration of Independence

Sunday, January 14, 2018, at the Knesset, dozens of grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the original signers of Israel’s Declaration of Independence (Megilat Ha-Atzmaut) gathered to photograph a reconstruction of that historic event.

The signing kicks off preparations for the first Israeli Congress on Judaism and Democracy, to take place on February in association with the Center for Jewish and Democratic Law at Bar-Ilan University.

Congress Founder and Chairman Mr. Haim Tiab: “The Declaration of Independence serves as a shining example of the crucial balance between Judaism and democracy, emphasizing the dual role of Israel in offering a home to Jews from around the world, while also retaining a democratically-elected government and full equality of social and political rights to all its citizens”. Participants at the Knesset event signed and read key passages from the Declaration of Independence, underscoring their significance for the modern era.

For more details, please contact Michal Marmary, International Media Coordinator at Michal@fpci.co.il +972-54-6610602 or +972-8-9364424.

Descendants of the original signers of Israel’s Declaration of Independence (Megilat Ha-Atzmaut) and Mr. Haim Tiab Founder and Chairman of Congress on Judaism and Democracy.

The family of Bechor Shalom Sheetrit (signatory of Israel’s Declaration of Independence and first minister of police)

Photo Credit Noam Feine

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