Nikola Radić Lucati


Kibbutz Galuyot (the Gathering of Exiles)

is the central concept forming Jewish identity, and the primary reason for the establishment of the state of Israel.

"...The Messianic King will arise in the future and restore the Davidic Kingdom to its former state and original sovereignty. He will build the Temple and gather the dispersed of Israel. All the laws will be re-instituted in his days as they had been aforetimes; sacrifices will be offered, and the Sabbatical years and Jubilee years will be observed fully as ordained by the Torah."..."then, the Lord, your God, will bring back your exiles, and He will have mercy upon you. He will once again gather you from all the nations… Even if your exiles are at the end of the heavens, the Lord, your God, will gather you from there, and He will take you from there. And the Lord, your God, will bring you…" (Deuteronomy 30:3-5).
The Law of Return (Hebrew: חוק השבות, Hok ha-shvut), a law passed in 1950 in memory of the Holocaust, allows every Jew the right to make Aliyah to the State of Israel and to receive a certificate of Aliyah, which grants the certificate holder an Israeli Citizenship immediately. This stems from Israel's identity as the Jewish State, which is connected to the idea of the Gathering of Israel.

The return of the exiles is also central to the formation of Palestine as a state, and chief demand of the Palestinians in all negotiations with Israel.

The Tel Aviv street separating the muslim cemetery from the youth center building is named after "Kibbutz Galuyot".