Jews are the only religion which might prove the assertions of any Ethiopians to have a traditional connection. A simple DNA test will suffice to limit the question to theological considerations. Mitochondrial DNA can prove whether a person's ultimate mother was Jewish. Ethiopia also has a strong influence upon the Islamic and Christian traditions. Much to the chagrin of many Christian racists, and no small number of Muslim racists. Still, when a simple test can definitively show that an Ethiopian is Jewish or not, why is Israel playing games with these people? If someone who is at best possibly Jewish is accepted from Russia with open arms, what is the problem with testing Ethiopians to see if they ARE Jewish?
Israeli soldier collapses, dies from heatstroke during visit to Jerusalem's Old City (Haaretz)
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