H. Creative activities extension (one hour or
This is a lobbies/party game with widely different
political opinions and it can be as noisy as you want in the final
presentations, which are all live.
Use the political outlines below, supplemented
with information to be found in the Section on Dilemmas. Prepare the
suggested programmes or add your own ideas. If you have equipment
and more time you can video-record them.
1. Labour Party
Believes in pluralistic state, socialist values,
non-coercion on religious issues, territorial compromise.
CREATE A TWO-MINUTE PARTY BROADCAST/PR SPOT ABOUT
MAINTAINING THE STATUS QUO IN THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND
PARTICULARLY THE LAW OF RETURN.
2. Likud (Herut, Liberals, other partners)
Non-socialist, territorially centre-right party,
some militaristic, believes in liberal, privatized economy,
CREATE A SANDWICH BOARD WITH THE MOST IMPORTANT
POINTS OF THE DECLARATION AND STAGE A HYDE PARK SCENE WITH SANDWICH
BOARD SPEAKER, SUPPORTERS AND A HECKLER.
"New" Israel Communist party with Arab
MKs. Marxist; emphasizes need to promote rights of Arab citizens of
CREATE A DEMO WITH A COUPLE OF SIGNS AND SLOGANS
YOU CAN MARCH TO, EXPRESSING YOUR REACTIONS TO THE DECLARATION.
4. NRP - Mafdal
Modern nationalist Zionists, moderates, some
socialist, all pluralistic, emphasizes need to promote Jewish
character of State.
CREATE AND SING A SONG TO A HASSIDIC TUNE ABOUT
THE KIND OF ISRAEL YOU BELIEVE IN.
Left wing coalitions split from Labour Movement.
Oppose religious "coercion", act as human rights lobby and
want a secular state.
PREPARE A RADIO INTERVIEW WITH
"JINGLES", ONE FOR THE BEGINNING AND ONE FOR THE END.
6. Agudat Yisrael
Believe that a true state of Israel will only come
with the Messiah and that the foundations can and must be laid
through a return to Torah Judaism.
WRITE A POLITICAL FLYER AND MAKE A POSTER.
PHOTOCOPY THE FLYER AND HAND IT OUT.