(On May 14, 1948, in Tel Aviv, Jewish Agency Chairman David Ben-Gurion proclaims the State of Israel)

The Prophetic significance of the Declaration for the Establishment of the State of Israel has been overlooked


The Prophetic significance of the Declaration for the Establishment of the State of Israel has been overlooked.


David Ben Gurion, (First Prime Minister of Israel), is pronouncing the Declaration of the State of Israel, May 14, 1948. Tel Aviv, Israel, beneath a large portrait of Theodore Herzl, founder of modern political Zionism.

Name of the ‘Jewish State’ was changed to “ISRAEL”!

Stephen J. Spykerman – The common perception of all the parties involved in the process of the foundation of the State of Israel, was that the name of the new nation was to be called the State of Judah. After all, this name perfectly confirmed its ancient historic pedigree as the Kingdom of Judah. It also overwhelmingly reflected the origins of its people from the tribe of Judah. Yet on that fateful day David Ben Gurion made the following formal declaration:

WE DECLARE that, with effect from the moment of the termination of the Mandate being tonight, the eve of Sabbath, the 6th Iyar, 5708 (15th May 1948), until the establishment of the elected, regular authorities of the State in accordance with the Constitution which shall be adopted by the Elected Constituent Assembly not later than 1st October 1948, the People’s Council shall act as a Provisional Council of State, and its executive organ, the People’s Administration, shall be the Provisional Government of the JEWISH STATE, TO BE CALLED “ISRAEL.” 

David Ben Gurion, the man destined to become the first Prime Minister of the new State of Israel, then goes on to make a statement of astounding prophetic significance. It seems most curious that even today almost no one has noticed the profound meaning of his words. The second part of his historic declaration is as follows:

THE STATE OF ISRAEL will be open for Jewish immigration and FOR THE INGATHERING OF THE EXILES; it will foster the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants; it 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, race or sex; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture; it will safeguard the Holy Places of all religions; and it will be faithful to the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.

Did you get it? Not many people realise that the very foundational Declaration which brought the State of Israel into being calls not only for Jewish immigration i.e. the return of Judah, but that it also calls for THE INGATHERING OF THE EXILES e .g. the return of Joseph and his companions of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel. Is this not truly amazing!

Those prophetic words spoken by Prime Minister David Ben Gurion were no accident, as the reunification of the two Houses of Israel is THE ultimate ‘DIVINE’ goal behind the reestablishment of the nation.

(The Palestinian Post in Jerusalem on May 14, 1948)

As we examine the final two paragraphs of the official ‘Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel,’ we discover further prophetic pointers to Israel’s future.

We appeal to the Jewish people throughout the Diaspora to rally round the Jews of Eretz-Israel in the tasks of immigration and up building and to stand by them in the great struggle for the realization of the age-old dream –



DAVID BEN-GURION Plus forty-one other signatories Published in the Official Gazette, No. 1 of the 5th, Iyar, 5708 (14th May 1948).

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

(The Recognition Of The State Of Israel - 1948)

The first country to recognise the State of Israel was the United States. That recognition almost didn’t happen. It was purely by the will of the President, Harry Truman in the teeth of opposition from his own State Department, that the UN Partition Plan was implemented.

Stephen J. Spykerman –

Did you notice those profound words about the REDEMPTION OF ISRAEL?

This is so meaningful, as the ‘Redemption of Israel’ can only occur once the Two Houses of Israel have become re-united! (Check it out for yourself by reading Ezekiel 37:16-22). It can only come about after the INGATHERING OF THE EXILES has taken place. As is confirmed by numerous prophecies in the Bible – just look at one of these Scriptures; how they speak primarily about the Whole House of Israel (as opposed to just Judah) being gathered back to the land of their fathers:

Now I will bring back the ‘captives of Jacob,’ and have mercy on the ‘whole house of Israel’; and I will be jealous for My holy name. When I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them out of their enemies’ lands, and I am hallowed in them in the sight of many nations, then they shall know that I am the LORD their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left none of them captive any longer. And I will not hide My face from them anymore; for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel, says the LORD God.

(Ezekiel 39:25; 27-29)

Did you also notice that the official Declaration held that this INGATHERING OF THE EXILES, (would be an essential part) IN (bringing about) THE REALIZATION OF THE AGE OLD DREAM FOR THE REDEMPTION OF ISRAEL, (which) CAN ONLY BE ACHIEVED IF WE PUT OUR TRUST IN THE “ROCK OF ISRAEL.” Can you believe it? All of this is stated in the foundational declaration which brought the State of Israel into being.

Thus in their declaration the largely secular founding fathers of the State of Israel, perhaps even without understanding the deep spiritual significance of their words nevertheless, clearly enunciated the Divine purpose for the creation of the Jewish State. The Jewish people in Israel do indeed need to live up to the realization of the age old dream spoken of so eloquently in the Declaration of the Foundation of the State of Israel. Remember it said that the ‘Ingathering of the Exiles,’ and the ‘Redemption of Israel’ can only happen if we put our trust in ‘The Rock of Israel.’ Baruch HaShem & Hallelujah!

This means the House of Joseph has to return to join the House of Judah to become “The Whole House of Israel” once again. In fact the ‘age old dream’ spoken of so eloquently in the Declaration, is to witness the reunification of the Two Houses of Israel into ONE UNITED KINGDOM OF ISRAEL ruled by Mashiach Ben [son of] David.

Ever since the Ten Tribes of Israel rebelled against the House of David, those two nations comprising Joseph and Judah, have been apart now for some three thousand years. If you think the establishment of the State of Israel was a miracle, wait until you witness the House of Israel and the House of Judah becoming ONE NATION once more! As this prophetic event now lies in the near future, its actual realization will have the whole world in utter astonishment.

If you have wondered how biblical prophecy fits into your life, and how it will affect the Return of the House of Israel, then the G-d of Israel is beginning his “call” to bring you home, too.  You might desire to reconnect with the Biblical portrayals on what is and may be happening in your near future.

This Biblical portrayal includes Prophecies that the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel are about to return to the Land of their Biblical Inheritance.  This is Divine Destiny in living reality for all of the hundreds of millions of the descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel.

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