Israel Orders 45 Black Hebrew Israelites to Leave Country in 60 Days

The community started to come together in the 1960s in Chicago, subscribing to a theology promulgated by Ben Carter, a Black Baptist who changed his name to Ben Ammi Ben-Israel

Almog Ben Zikri
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Forty-five members of the Black Hebrew Israelite community recently received letters from the Interior Ministry ordering them to leave the country within 60 days, after they had sought to regularize their residency status in Israel. Many of them have lived in Israel without any legal status for more than 20 years – including people who were born in Israel.

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