very interesting case... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • avi
    • 14.11.10 | 04:01 (IST)

    things like this really show the absurdity of a "birthright citizenship". currently, the child of two ethiopian jews--even if he or she is not a practicing jew--can become an israeli whenever they want. but this particular community is not allowed, despite the fact that genetic testing has proven that ethiopian jews are no more semitic than other ethiopians and that the likelihood of them actually being descended from "the lost tribes" is about 0. it definitely raises the question of where exactly this bizarre line of jew vs non-jew is drawn.

    from the article: Government to approve airlift of 8,000 Ethiopian Falashmura
    First published 02:23 14.11.10 | Last updated 02:23 14.11.10
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