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Middle East

Monarchist party formed in Israel

The Republic of Israel has seen the formation of its first-ever royalist political party. The Royalist Party of Israel was created in Jerusalem in July 2019. On its website, the party says that they want to restore a moral authority upon the State of Israel, allowing harmony between modern vision and ancient views.

Samuel Abucaya, in the newly formed party, says to Royal Central’s Senior Europe Correspondent, Oskar Aanmoen that they have not chosen who they would support for a future monarch. Abucaya writes: “Since one of a king’s goals is to preserve the identity and the values defining the very people he is supposed to reflect, we are, for now, more concerned about preserving our fundamental values and, therefore, our people’s very identity, somehow progressively endangered in our modern society, than knowing the identity of an eventual king that could not reign on us in the present situation.”

The Royalist Party of Israel states also that they remain independent from any governmental institutions, private corporations, other political parties or religious groups. The royalist party has a long and clear political platform. This includes among other things a housing reform, increased freedom and accountability of the press and a tax-reform.

The Royalist Party does not want Israel to end up like the overthrown monarchy in Greece. Samuel Abucaya says: “The State of Israel is an exceptional achievement we should work on consolidating as a strong foundation for something much greater, and it is too early for talking about the mutation of the State into a monarchy, most especially when such a step would very certainly generate in a chain reaction the return of the kings on their respective thrones all over the planet, as the planet ‘Reset,’ or the ‘First World Order.’ Such changes will, indeed, demand a lot of work, but most especially, at both spiritual and intellectual levels.”

The Royalist Party has seen a high increase in their popularity in a short time and can confirm that they have established contact with both ruling and deposed royal families. To Royal Central, Samuel Abucaya says:  “With values come knowledge and then, progressively, some kind of ‘Renaissance’, of an awakening. We are for now at the very birth of our movement and despite our growing popularity, we, of course, will need all the support we can. We are actually starting to make contact with the honourable members of the Royal Families of Europe, Asia and Africa, and most especially, with those who lost their thrones, or whose thrones were stolen.), to regroup in the first General Assembly of the Kings of the World, here in Jerusalem. An important meeting with important debates.”

A monarchy in Israel is not a completely new idea. The kingdom of Israel is known from the Bible and other sources. The prominent monarchs of Saul, David and Solomon are depicted in the Hebrew Bible. Israel was an independent kingdom until the Roman conquest. In medieval times, a Christian European monarchy was established as the Kingdom of Jerusalem. The Kingdom of Jerusalem was a crusader state established in the Southern Levant by Godfrey of Bouillon in 1099 after the First Crusade. The kingdom lasted nearly two hundred years, from 1099 until 1291.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.