To download the Sovereignty Journals

The Sovereignty Journal has been issued in October 2014, witharticles and interviews with ministers, Knesset members and policy makers.
You can view and download all issues published so far.

What is Sovereignty?

What is the definition of sovereignty? What is the meaning and the ramifications of sovereignty? What is the source of sovereignty over the Land in general and over Judea and Samaria in particular? The Sovereignty Movement responds.

The definition: Sovereignty is the exclusive authority of the state or a people over a specific territory.

Meaning: Since it is exclusive to a specific people or state, the meaning of sovereignty is the independent control of the territory, thus the acceptance of full responsibility for what transpires within that territory and the implementation of the state's or the people's full rights over the territory.

Implications: Sovereignty of a state requires full responsibility of various sorts, toward the population as well as toward the territory. These things are expressed by maintaining security, enforcement of law and order, ensuring economic stability, protecting environmental quality, protecting civil rights and human rights, living conditions and protecting nature as well as a great number of other aspects. As stated in the term's definition, sovereignty constitutes exclusive authority of one people and one state. It is not possible to divide sovereignty over one territory between two or more nations for the simple reason that each nation has its own objectives, its own interests, its own way of life and ideology and it is from all of these things that the way of life in a sovereign territory is derived, in accordance with the determination of the sovereign nation. Because of this, the implementation and recognition of sovereignty prevents and thwarts the hopes for a parallel sovereignty alongside another nation.

 Regarding the State of Israel: The People of Israel's sovereignty over the Land of Israel stems from the Biblical promise. It was the power of this promise that led the nations of the world to recognize the right of the People of Israel to sovereignty over its Land and to determine this right in international law.

Regarding Judea and Samaria: Until now, the successive governments of Israel have refrained from resolving to apply Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria. As a result, the legal fabric of the area has been damaged, meaning, Israeli law is not fully applied  and the Jewish residents live under military rule and a patchwork of regulations based on a combination of Ottoman law, British law, international law and Israeli law.

Moreover, in the absence of Israeli sovereignty, the Arab hope to establish another Arab state in these areas remains extant. Israeli hesitancy in the matter of sovereignty, in contrast to Arab resoluteness, is seen by the world as an Israeli admission that indeed, Israel has no right over the territory. This contradicts international law and is against the historic, Biblical right recognized by both the Western world and the Arab world.

The continued existence of the hope for an Arab state (in Judea and Samaria is only the first step) provides a tailwind for terror that seeks to push Israel off of its land and establish an Arab state on its ruins. Full Israeli sovereignty will also serve as a basis for the enforcement of Israeli laws by the relevant security and enforcement agencies, and will provide an unequivocal statement as to who is the exclusive sovereign in the territory.

As stated in the paragraph on "meaning", the meaning does not only relate to rights, but also to responsibilities. As such, sovereign Israel must ensure the civil welfare of the residents in the territory (and their legal status is a separate issue). In providing a comfortable life to the citizens, another motive that greases the wheels of terror will be removed. And when it becomes clear in a practical way that Israeli sovereignty benefits the people living in the territory, objections to Israeli sovereignty will be removed.  

Do not settle for partial sovereignty!

Women in Green Press release: Don’t be satisfied with just Maaleh Adumim. Do not settle for partial sovereignty!

The political renaissance of the Right

While the Israeli Left is deeply wallowing in inconsistency and stagnation, the Israeli Right is in the midst of a bona fide political renaissance – Sovereignty plans are proliferating.

More Articles
All Articles >
ריבונות - כתב עת מדיני
​Coming Soon: The Fourth Sovereignty Youth Convention
The Sovereignty Movement is energetically preparing to hold the 4th Sovereignty Youth convention. Hundreds of youths from all parts of the Land along with public figures, spiritual leaders and people of action will call for the increased centrality of Jerusalem in the life of the People of Israel.
ריבונות - כתב עת מדיני
Sovereignty is part of the commandment "and thou shall inherit the Land"
Watch the remarks made by the late Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik on Independence Day 1958 , on the spiritual importance of sovereignty over the Land of Israel (in Yiddish with Hebrew translation)
ריבונות - כתב עת מדיני
The Women infiltrated by using a ladder that was placed on top of a truck
It was two o’clock in the morning when a group of women and children climbed on the truck to begin the renewal the Jewish presence in the City of the Patriarchs. Yehudit Katsover recounts. 43 Years to the historic night
ריבונות - כתב עת מדיני
The day will come when we will have courageous leadership here, who will say: Jerusalem and the Temple Mount is entirely ours - Kalman Liebskind
In his article, journalist Kalman Liebskind exposes the blindness of the media in reference to the Arab struggle against Israel and clarifies the centrality and importance of Jerusalem and the temple Mount for the future of the Jewish nation.
ריבונות - כתב עת מדיני
In international law, only one nation has rights to the Land of Israel
After hearing an American publisher compare the claim that the Jewish people has a legal right to Judea and Samaria to flat-earth theories, Prof. Abraham Sion decided that he had to compile all the historical documentation in a book that would prove the silenced truth of international law.
ריבונות - כתב עת מדיני
From Slavery to Sovereignty
The figures in the picture who are raising the Israeli flag are the Sovereignty Youth. Thanks to them we are optimistic that we, with G-d's help, will succeed.
ריבונות - כתב עת מדיני
No Barrier Will Stop Terrorism
Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar
The attempts to fortify the fence and entrench ourselves behind it will not provide the answer to the real question of the identity of the people to whom the land belongs. Moreover, the fence will intensify the armament of the terrorists behind it.
ריבונות - כתב עת מדיני
The Mission: To Fortify Israel’s Eastern Defensive Wall
Dozens of opinion shapers took part in the Sovereignty Movement’s special geo-political tour to the Jordan Valley, where they were exposed to the challenges to governance and sovereignty in dealing with Arab agricultural terror, battles over land, but also witnessed the residents’ pioneering spirit.
More Articles
All Articles >
All Articles >
Rabbi Eliezer Melamed
Head of Har Bracha Yeshiva
Eran Bar Tal
Economist and journalist
Motti Karpel
Columnist and philosopher
Ze'ev Ben yosef
Dror Eydar
writer and art researcher
Hagay Huberman
Yehudit Katsover
Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar
Aenon Segal
Journalist and publicist
David P. Goldman
Economist and analyst. Author of the book How Civilizations Die
Ran Ishay
Imanuel Shilo
Shimon Cohen
Journalist and publicist
Karni Eldad
Journalist, publicist and artist
Daniel Pipes
president of the Middle East Forum
Yohay Damari
The Head of South Hevron Hills
Elyakim Haetzni
Attorney, former MK, columnist and one of yhe leaders of Gush Emunim
Haiim Kaz
Ayelet Shaked
MK Ayelet Shaked, former Minister of Justice
Ron Braeiman
Atty. Doron Nir-Tzvi
Expert in real estate law in Judea and Samaria
Dr. Mordechai Kedar

thank you

Thank you for sending the response.
It will be published, subject to considerations of the system.