Tuesday, February 03, 2009

First Black Hebrew gets Israeli citizenship

Forty years after arriving in Israel as self-identified descendants of the Tribe of Judah, first member of Israelite community gets letter from Interior Ministry approving request for citizenship. Ministry says more approvals to follow.

Zvi Alush
YnetNews.com
Israel News

Director-General of the Interior Ministry Arieh Bar said granting members of the community the promised citizenship was a bold decision on the part of Interior Minister Meir Sheetrit.

"Hallelujah, Hallelujah," members of Dimona's Black Hebrew Israelite community sang out after one of them received a notification that he was eligible for Israeli citizenship. The first of the Black Hebrews arrived in Israel from the United States and Liberia in December 1969, claiming to be the descendants of the Tribe of Judah.

Upon their arrival the Hebrews settled in the southern communities of Dimona, Mitzpe Ramon and Arad, and have struggled extensively in an attempt to gain recognition from the State of Israel.

Only in August 2003 did the Black Hebrew Israelites get the news they were waiting for when then- Interior Minister, Avraham Poraz granted them the status of permanent residents.

In 2004 members of the community, both men and woman, for the first time joined the Israel Defense Force and began fulfilling their civil duties.

On Monday, 62-year-old Elyakim Ben-Israel made his way to the post office to collect a letter sent by registered mail. When he opened the letter, Ben-Israel was delighted to find a summons from the Interior Ministry inviting him to go pledge allegiance to the State of Israel and its laws. "I jumped for joy and ran to the community and we all laughed and cried," Ben-Israel said on Monday.

Ben-Israel said he was the first of the community to renounce his American citizenship at the instructions of the community's leader Ben Ammi Ben-Israel, and filed for Israeli citizenship many years ago.

The Interior Ministry said on Monday that more members of the Black Hebrew community can expect to receive citizenship approval letters.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3665976,00.html

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome...Yah Khai! It is only getting better and better! Halleluyah for the Holy Father!!!

Ahkote Matanah (Chicago) said...

HalleluYAH! Yah Khai! Ben Ammi Khai!

Anonymous said...

Yah Khai!
Let all the earth know Yahowah is and there is no other!
MicahYah

Anonymous said...

Shma Ha Olam!!!!!!

While the world's global geo-political hot-spots continue to suffer from the dynamics and geo-politics of the 'Leadership Issue'
one has to observe and reflect in awe of the geo-spiritual Divine Leadership of Spiritual Leader Ben Ammi and patient following of his guidance by his Impregnable and historic People within the State of Israel.

From 'stateless' dispised 'illegal occupiers' in 1969 denied and deported to Citizenship Status for his people. The world leaders must now take note of level One Studies in Divine Diplomatic Statesmanship and how to cause your 'enemies' to become at peace with you.

I was in Israel when the Community staged a peaceful protest outside the Kenesset on the issue and attended from a London trip to Israel while on another Tour.

The event with drums, dance and chants was more like a festive Holy Day Celebration in the Village of Peace than a Protest. It was like a Cignon Label Fashion Show with Brothers, Sisters and children from the Community reflecting their Holy culture against the azure hue of Israel's skies.

Ben Ammi taught and empowered his community to internalise and institutionalise the Laws of the Torah in their heart, homes and heaven ( higher conscious mind) and untilately extend Peace to the settler Israeli community.

40 +years later, the community has demonstated peaceful stability and growth, harmonious co-existance with all sides in the conflict and a muted acknowledgement of soughts from the Rabinnic authority vis a vis their originally stated assertion of Divine prophetically shared heritage of that Land.

Ben Ammi's humility and wisdom has shown that inter and intra-state relations require review and re-evaluation of strategies and original positions with the State of Israel, becoming at one with the Land and Holy Soil (locking-in)and becoming the center of the Vortex in the bio-spheric energy of the Holy Land for PEACE can manifest BLESSINGS.

BY OFERING CITIZENSHIP TO THE HEBREW ISRAELITE COMMUNITY AND MAKING IT PRACTICAL FOR THOSE MEMBERS AROUND THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY WHO DESIRE TO RETURN TO DO SO; THE STATE OF ISRAEL WILL BE ALIGNING ITSELF WITH THE PROPHECIES AND THE PROPHETS OF THE TORAH INCLUDING OUR FATHERS AVARAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB AND MATRIARCHS SARAH, LEAH, REBECCA AND RACHEL, FOUNDERS OF THE NATION OF THE HEBREWS NATION; AND THE 'G-D' OF ISRAEL YHWH. HALLELUYAH! YAH Your Holiness Ben Ammi Hamasheahk......Tikun Ha Olam. Selah

London, England
Rainforest Hebrew Prophetess