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SIGN this International Declaration of Christian Support for Jewish Biblical and Indigenous Rights in Their Ancestral Homeland.
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A DECLARATION OF CHRISTIAN SUPPORT
For Jewish Biblical & Indigenous Rights
International Christian Declaration on the
Contemporary Rights of the Jewish People in Their Ancestral Homeland
Intended for the Global Christian Community, the International Declaration of Christian Support for Jewish Biblical and Indigenous Rights is founded upon the following biblical verses and promises in the Bible, the Word of God.
These scriptures unequivocally and categorically call upon all Bible believers to demonstrate unconditional support for Israel and the Jewish people through prayer and action, according to the Will and Word of God as stated:
God gave a specific geographical land to the forefathers of the Nation of Israel which is known as Eretz Yisrael, or the Roman name of Palestine. (Gen 17:8 48:4; Ex 12:25)
Eretz Yisrael today is geographically recognized as modern Israel, which includes – most significantly – all of Judea and Samaria (labeled by the British as the ‘West Bank’.)
Return of the Jewish people to their ancestral homeland to live in peace, security, and safety. (Ezek 38:8)
The Jewish right to be Sovereign as a Nation and Government in their land from “Dan to Beersheba”. (2 Sam 3:10)
An undivided Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish people and the Jewish State; (2 Chronicles 6:5-6)
The continuing validity of the covenant promises of God to the Jews. (Isa 44:21; 49:15-16; 54:10; Jer 31:35-36; 33:20-21; II Cor. 1:20).
The recognition that Christians have not superseded or replaced Jews in God’s covenants. (Rom. 11:1, 18, 26)
The reconstituted State of Israel as a fulfillment of God’s covenant promises. (Isa. 66:8)
The mandate for the ingathering of Jews from all nations to their covenant homeland. (Isa 43:5-7; 54:7-8; Micah 2:12; Zeph 3:20)
The hope for the coming of the Messiah of Israel. (Zech. 12:10)
Following the example of the 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, this document establishes the Universal Declaration by Christians of the entitlements and just application of Human Rights as they apply to the specific situation of the Jewish people in their ancestral homeland of Israel and to encourage their prosperity, dignity, and well-being.
We, the Christian Community Worldwide, heretofore pledge our allegiance to the truths of God’s Word and support for the Jewish people in their ancestral homeland as:
Guided by the purposes and principles of the Bible, and good faith in the fulfillment of the obligations assumed by every believer in accordance with the Bible as the Word of God;
Affirming that the Jewish people have especially been chosen by God out of all other peoples on earth while recognizing the right of Jews and all peoples to be different, to consider themselves different, and to be respected as such, the Jewish people hold and are entitled to the unique position of having been entrusted with and designated as keepers of the “book”, the Word of God and the monotheistic faith in the One True God, creator, and Master of the Universe;
Reaffirming that the Jewish people, in the exercise of their rights as God’s chosen people, should be free from discrimination of any kind;
Concerned that the Jewish people have suffered from historic injustices as a result of, inter alia, the colonization, and dispossession of their lands, territories, and resources, thus preventing them from exercising, in particular, their right to development in accordance with their own needs and interests and religion;
Recognizing the urgent need to respect and promote the inherent rights of the Jewish people which derive from their political, economic and social structures and from their cultures, religion, spiritual traditions, history and philosophies, especially their rights to their ancestral lands, territories, and resources;
Recognizing that respect for the Jewish people’s knowledge, culture, religion, and traditional practices contribute to sustainable and equitable development and proper management of the environment in their ancestral homeland;
Recognizing also the urgent need to respect and promote the rights of the Jewish people as affirmed in binding treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements finalized at San Remo, April 1920 and subsequently adopted by the League of Nations and its successor, the United Nations;
Welcoming the fact that the Jewish people have and continue to organize themselves for political, economic, social, cultural and religious enhancements and in order to bring an end to all forms of discrimination and oppression wherever they occur against the Jewish people;
Convinced that Sovereign control by Jewish people over their land and resources will enable them to maintain and strengthen their institutions, religion, traditions, and culture, and to promote their development in accordance with their aspirations and needs – and provide safety and prosperity for all other minorities living in the Land of Israel;
Considering that the rights affirmed in treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements between States affirming the legality of the return of the Jewish people to their ancestral homeland as their sovereign territory are, in some situations, matters of international concern, interest, responsibility, and character;
Considering also that treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements, and the relationship they represent, are the basis for a strengthened partnership between the Jewish peoples and all States;
Acknowledging that the Charter of the United Nations, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, as well as the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, affirm the fundamental importance of the right to self-determination of the Jewish peoples in their ancestral homeland, by virtue of which they are at liberty to freely determine their own political status and freely pursue their economic, social, cultural and religious development;
Acknowledging that the Declaration of Independence in 1948 by the State of Israel as a Jewish national home, intent upon safeguarding the civil and religious rights of all its citizens, irrespective of race or religion, was the fulfillment of the Jewish state envisioned by the Principal Allied Powers, the League of Nations, and the international community as set forth in the Mandate for Palestine;
Acknowledging that upon Israel’s recognition as an independent state, the Mandate for Palestine ended and the Jewish people as the Mandate’s beneficiaries acquired sovereignty over the territory in its entirety,
bearing in mind that nothing in this Declaration may be used to deny the Jewish people of their right to self-determination and freedom of religion exercised in conformity with international law;
Convinced that the recognition of the rights of the Jewish people in this Declaration will enhance harmonious and cooperative relations between the States and the Jewish people and between all peoples living in the Land of Israel based on principles of justice, democracy, respect for human rights, non-discrimination, freedom of religion and good faith;
Encouraging States to comply with and effectively implement all their obligations as they apply to the Jewish people under international instruments, in particular, those related to human rights, property and sovereign rights to their ancestral homeland and in consultation and cooperation with the peoples concerned;
Emphasizing that the United Nations has an important and continuing role to play in promoting and protecting the rights of the Jewish people as was originally outlined and recognized in the following International Treaties:
The Legally Binding Document conferred on April 24, 1920, at the San Remo Conference, Italy that recognized the British Government’s Balfour Declaration
In the Treaty of Sévres on August 10, 1920, Section VII, Articles 94 & 95 recognizing the declaration made on Nov 2, 1917, by the British Govt and adopted by the other Allied Powers for the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, as subsequently affirmed by the Lausanne Treaty drafted on 24 July 1923,
The June 30th, 1922 Joint Resolution of the American House of Congress that unanimously endorsed the “Mandate For Palestine”
The Joint Resolution approval of establishing a Jewish National Homeland in Palestine signed on Sept 21, 1922, by the 29th President of the United States of America – Warren G. Harding and again, two years later in the Anglo-American Treaty signed by U.S. Government in 1924,
The “Mandate For Palestine” was unanimously declared and adopted by 51 nations on July 24, 1922. As such, this International obligation to facilitate a Jewish National Home in Palestine constituted a binding international agreement that became operational on September 23, 1923
That Article 25 of the “Mandate of Palestine” set aside the territory east of the Jordan River as the 4th Arab State of the Hashemite of Transjordan for Palestinian Arabs and designated all of the territories west of the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea as the Jewish National Home – including Judea and Samaria.
That the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan relinquished all territorial claims over Judea and Samaria in its 1994 peace treaty with Israel.
The Reaffirmation of these Treaties by the International Community on April 18, 1946, when the League of Nations Assets and Duties were transferred to the United Nations and recognized in Article 80 of the newly formed UN Charter
The subsequent recognition of Article 80 by the International Court of Justice in 3 separate cases dated: 1) July 11, 1950; 2) June 21, 1971; 3) July 9, 2004
That on Nov 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz Yisrael known as Resolution 181
That part of this Resolution 181 of the UN adopted on Nov 29, 1947, was a non-binding recommendation to partition Palestine that was contingent upon implementation by both Arabs and Jews.
That the vote against Resolution 181 by the Arab nations of Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia defying its implementation and that Paragraph C that stipulated any “…act of aggression in accordance with Article 39 of the Charter…” constitutes a breach of Resolution 181
That the Jordanian Hashemite Kingdom’s invasion during the course of War and annexation of the West Bank of the Jordan River Valley in 1948 until 1967 was illegal and also contrary to UN Resolution 181.
That the subsequent act of War by the Arabs against Israel in 1948 rendered the Resolution 181 null and void as recognized in the July 30, 1949 working paper of the UN Secretariat and is rendered null and void and thus, is no longer a valid source of rights under international law.
That the 1949 armistice demarcation lines hitherto known as the “Green Line” drawn up under the auspices of the UN mediator Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, was only a “ceasefire line” and was never a legally binding or recognized permanent border.
Israel has the strongest claim – based upon indigenous rights, historical evidence, thousands of years' continuous presence and international agreements – to all of Israel as decided upon in the San Remo agreements. This includes all of Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount, Judea & Samaria and the Golan Heights.
The recognition of reconstituted Nation of Israel’s declaration of Independence and Nationhood in their ancestral homeland as the State of Israel on 6th Iyar, 5708 or May 15th, 1948;
Believing that this Declaration is a further important step forward for the recognition, promotion, and protection of the aforementioned treaties that guarantee the rights and freedoms of the Jewish peoples in their ancestral homeland and affords the best possible protection of all people residing in the Land of Israel;
Recognizing and reaffirming that the Jewish People are entitled without discrimination to all human rights recognized under international law and that the Jewish peoples possess collective rights which are indispensable for their existence, well-being and integral development as a people;
Declaring the validity and recommended compliance by all States and Institutions of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism – especially its definition of how “anti-Zionism” is an expression of anti-Semitism;
Solemnly proclaims this Declaration of Christian Support for the Rights of the Jewish Peoples as a standard of achievement to be pursued in a spirit of partnership and mutual respect.
In keeping with the spirit of the proclamation issued by the Third International Christian Zionist Congress,
held in Jerusalem in February 1996, we adopt the following principles:
The one and only true God, Creator and Master of the Universe, chose the ancient nation and people of Israel who were the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to reveal His plan of redemption for the world.
God’s covenants with the Jewish people are immutable, and as such, the Jewish people always were and will always remain the elect and chosen of God.
Without the Jewish nation, the redemptive purposes of God for the world will not be completed.
It is reprehensible that generations of Jewish people have been killed, persecuted and displaced in the name Christianity or were considered replaced in the covenants of God to Israel by the Christian Church.
The Church descendants of those are challenged to repent, cease and desist of any sins of commission or omission against the Jewish people.
The modern Ingathering of the Jewish People in Eretz Israel and the rebirth of the nation of Israel are in fulfillment of biblical prophecies, as written in both the Mosaic and New Covenant.
Christian believers are instructed by Scripture to acknowledge the Hebraic roots of their faith.
Christian believers are to actively assist and participate in the plan of God’s redemption that calls for the ingathering of the Jewish People and their full and complete restoration in Sovereignty as the reconstituted nation of Israel today in their ancestral homeland.
RETURN O' ISRAEL
Return O' Israel (ROI) is a partnership of Christians and Jews who recognize and support the biblical rights of Jewish Sovereignty in the land of Israel. Rights that were legally confirmed by International Governing bodies in Paris, France 1919; San Remo, Italy 1920; League of Nations 1922 and the newly formed United Nations in 1947.
Our goal is to provide international Christian support towards the actualization of full Jewish sovereignty in Israel which is believed to bring about the future Redemption of Jews and Christians.
ROI relies on private donations and does not accept, directly or indirectly, public funds from any government, domestic or foreign. ROI videos, papers, and other periodicals are offered to the public free of charge.
AUTHORS: REV ANTHONY ABMA & RABBI SHMUEL H. SOLOMON