Lemba are Zimbabweans - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Chofamba
    • 08.03.10 | 12:53 (IST)

    I notice some commentators here have been quick to spew out racist remarks, saying the Lemba are the wrong colour and therefore not welcome to Israel. For the record, the Lemba are proudly Zimbabwean and have no intention of leaving their country for yours, so stop the nonsensical comments. Secondly, there's no such thing as the 'wrong' colour. The Lemba carry the melanin in their skin as any race or species carry their phenotypical qualities. However, what's important is that they know who they are and where they come from and they have successfully maintained their heritage. End of story. So stop fulminating about the Lemba not being welcome to your country, they have their own and they have no intention of leaving it.

    from the article: Report: DNA tests support Zimbabwe tribe's claim of Jewish roots
    First published 10:59 07.03.10 | Last updated 13:01 07.03.10
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