The Difference Between The Law Of Return and Right of Return

There is a looming threat to the very survival of Israel, and while it will play out in slow motion, there is very little that can be done unless we initiate a long term plan, and stay focused on executing the plan over the next decade.


Considering that the rate of Arab population growth in Israel far exceeds the birthrate of Jewish Israelis, the Arab vote in Israel will become a much stronger force in Israeli politics. We have recently seen what this change may look like.


Following the March 2, 2020 elections, the Joint List, an alliance of mostly Arab parties that won 15 parliament seats, declared that they are moving for repeal of the Law of Return, which would have devastating consequences on World Jewry.


Since the founding of the State of Israel, Arab parties and their positions have gone relatively unnoticed by all other Knesset parties and coalitions. But now the Arab parties have united and created an alliance (the Joint List), and have 15 delegates out of 120. As a result, they are becoming powerbrokers. The larger the proportionate Arab population in Israel gets, the more influence they will have.


Aliya, which the Joint List is trying to challenge, is a foundational principle of the State of Israel, and is the ultimate ideal of Zionism. On May 14, 1948, almost 72 years ago, in Tel Aviv, David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel, and read out loud Israel’s Declaration of Independence, which states that Israel “will be open for Jewish immigration and for the Ingathering of the Exiles”. Two years later, on July 5, 1950, the Law of Return was codified, and it starts off with the pronouncement that, “Every Jew has a right to come to this country as an oleh”. The law gives all Jews the right to come and live in Israel and obtain citizenship. The concept that any Jew can make Aliya goes to the very heart of what the State of Israel is all about.


Arabs and Palestinians, including the Joint List, support a Palestinian right of return to Israel, which seeks to give what the Palestinians deem as millions of Palestinians the right to relocate to Israel. Given the number of Palestinians that claim to be “refugees”, it would eventually result in Palestinians outnumbering Jews in Israel.


Notably, when they talk about the right of return, there is no mention of the Jews that were forced out of Arab lands, the Jews’ right of return, and the Jews’ right to reparation from Arab states that stole their homes and assets, and that imprisoned and murdered Jews. Also, there is no mention that many of those who are labeled Palestinian “refugees” are in-fact second and third generations removed. There are many other issues with the claim of right of return, which will be addressed in other articles and content by Torah from Sinai.


The use of the Israeli political system by Arabs to further an agenda that will certainly, if successful, destroy the State of Israel, should be alarming to all Israelis and Jews in the Diaspora. The State of Israel and Zionism are under siege. The risk of losing Israel, the eternal homeland of the Jews, is very real, and the threat must be taken seriously.


Therefore, it is important to unite everyone who believes in Torah from Sinai, which means that the Torah was given by the Almighty, is divine, and provided the Jewish people with the eternal deed to Israel.


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