Megilat HaAtzma’ut

David Ben Gurion declaring Israel’s independence

This is also a good time to remember the importance of Israel’s Declaration of Independence (Megilat HaAtzma’ut). Our liberal Zionist vision for Israel is influenced by the vision of the founders of the state:

The State of Israel … will be based on the precepts of liberty, justice, and peace taught by the Hebrew Prophets; will uphold the full social and political equality of all its citizens, without distinction of race, creed, or sex; will guarantee full freedom of conscience, worship, education, and culture.

An interesting history of Megilat HaAtzma’ut can be found here.