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Israel has no Constitution, but it does have a Declaration:

"On the day of the termination of the British mandate and on the strength of the United Nations General Assembly declare The State of Israel will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel: it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion it will guarantee freedom of religion [and] conscience and will be faithful to the Charter of the United Nations." - May 14, 1948. The Declaration of the Establishment of Israel

"From Moses to Jeremiah and Isaiah, the Prophets taught...that the Jewish claim on the land of Israel was totally contingent on the moral and spiritual life of the Jews who lived there, and that the land would, as the Torah tells us, 'vomit you out' if people did not live according to the highest moral vision of Torah. Over and over again, the Torah repeated its most frequently stated mitzvah [command]: "When you enter your land, do not oppress the stranger; the other, the one who is an outsider of your society, the powerless one and then not only 'you shall love your neighbor as yourself' but also 'you shall love the other.'" [1]

"Although this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our wickedness and sin."-Moses, Exodus 34:9

"Hear O Israel: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you are to be upon your heart."-Deuteronomy 6:4-6
 
"But if your hearts turn away and you are not obedient…I declare to you this day that you will be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess." Deuteronomy 30:17-18

"My thoughts are not your thoughts neither are your ways my ways declares the Lord."-Isaiah 55:8

"For I the Lord love JUSTICE! I hate robbery and inequity."-Isaiah 62:8

"I brought you into a fertile land to eat its fruit and rich produce. But you came and defiled my land and made my inheritance detestable."-Jeremiah 2:7

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"On your clothes men find the blood of the innocent poor."-Isaiah 2:34

"My people are fools; they do not know me. They are senseless children; they have no understanding. They are skilled in doing evil."-Jeremiah 4:22

"Stand at the crossroads and look! Seek the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls…Nations; observe…Hear O earth; I am bringing disaster on this people, the fruit of their schemes because they have NOT listened to my words and have rejected my law."-Jeremiah 6:16-19

"There is terror on every side. O my people…They are hardened rebels."-Jeremiah 6:25, 28

"If you really change your ways and your actions and deal with all others justly, if you do not oppress the alien, the fatherless, the widow and do not shed innocent blood in this place…then I will let you live in this place, in the land I gave your forefathers for ever and ever."-Jeremiah 7:5-7

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"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to make you prosper and not harm you; plans to give you HOPE for a future."-Jeremiah 19:11

And "HOPE has two children. The first is ANGER at the way things are. The second is COURAGE to DO SOMETHING about it."-St. Augustine

 “In the Holy Land there are many walls and of all kinds…The Walls around us will not fall flat if we all do not pray and work to make the walls within us disappear.”- Dr. Bernard Sabella.

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Eileen Fleming,is a Citizen of CONSCIENCE for US House of Representatives 2012 Founder of WeAreWideAwake.org Staff Member of Salem-news.com, A Feature Correspondent for Arabisto.com Producer "30 Minutes with Vanunu" and "13 Minutes with Vanunu" (more...)
 

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