הפורום להגות ליברלית
נייר עמדה בנושא חוק השבות- באנגלית

Conference on “Liberalism and the Israeli Low of Return

Notre Dam Jerusalem Center 14-15 July ‏ 2006

The Participants of The Forum of Liberal Thinking, The Naumann Foundation and Roei Israel, states as follow:

1. The Israeli “law of Return” is one of the basic laws of the state since its foundation. Aiming to establish the Jews state in line with the vision of Thedore Hertzel, Founder of the Jewish Liberation Movement (Zionism). To Promote the liberation of the Jewish nation from hard fate inflicted by the two millennia exile from the land of Israel.

2. The Israeli “Law of return” object is to promote and ensure a homeland to any and every person belonging to the Jewish nation by giving the opportunity to live in Israel.

3. The “Law of Return” grants the right of immigration to Israel to any person who belongs to the Jewish nation provides that at least one of his/her parents, are Jewish. The definitions of “Who is a Jew” should be amended according to national definitions.

instead of the orthodox ones.

However , The Israeli Forum for Liberal Thinking Believes that:

Israel should institute by means of legislation a change in the immigration and naturalization laws. Which enables Israeli citizenship

For non-Jews in a liberal spirit.

Immigration and naturalization laws, existing in other Liberal and Democratic countries. Addressing the special situation that stems from the existence of “The law of Return.