Declaration of the Rights of the Jewish People to its Homeland, to Liberty, Security and Peace
subjects:Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Arabs of Israel, Jewish Majority. Human Rights - Equal rights. Diaspora - Exile. Greater Land of Israel - Golan Heights, Greater Israel, Settlements, Sinai Peninsula. Jewish Heritage - Holocaust. Aliyah - Return to Zion. Security - Six-Day War. Individuals - Ze'ev Jabotinsky
A statement by Begin at the Ninth Convention of the Herut Movement in Jerusalem. He declares that the right of the Jewish people to the whole of Eretz Israel is unalienable. The Jews were exiled nearly 2000 years ago, but they never lost their connection to Eretz Israel. The other nations of the world also recognized the right of the Jews to Eretz Israel, though they also tried to institute illegal and colonialist partitions of the land. Israel must extend its sovereignty over all of its rightful territory. The Jews recently suffered the destruction fo a third of their worldwide population, and Israel remains surrounded by enemies who want to destroy it. Israelis want peace with the Arab nations, through peace treaties, but for its security as well as for its rights it must retain control of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza. Israel will provide equal right to all Arabs and citizenship to any Arab living under Israeli sovereignty who desires it.