Descendants re-signing Israel’s Declaration of Independence

January 16, 2018 by Michal Marmary
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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.

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
Photo: Noam Fein

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

Congress Founder and Chairman Mr. Haim Tiab said: “The Declaration of Independence serves as a shining example of the crucial balance between Judaism and democracy, emphasising 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.


One Response to “Descendants re-signing Israel’s Declaration of Independence”
  1. Lynne Newington says:

    I’m sure the Spirits of those dearly departed would be rejoicing from afar…

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