(IMEMC) In Haifa District Court on Tuesday the judge ruled that whether a person is an Israeli citizen is determined by whether that person is of Jewish descent, i.e. born to a Jewish mother following halachic law, and not by their place of birth or whether they are by religion Jewish or not. Haaretz reports that the Haifa District Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal submitted by Professor Uzzi Ornan who has sought to compel Israel’s Interior Ministry to recognize his citizenship based on the fact that he was born in Israel rather than on the grounds that he is Jewish. Prof Ornan claims no religious faith but was born in what is now Israel. Read more
Editors note: Anything you can covert to is not a “race”. Judah was just a man. He had eleven brothers and one sister. They had one father and four mothers. Two mothers were wives, and two were slaves. Judah’s “race”, just like his father Jacob (AKA Israel) was Hebrew. Their descendants are also Hebrew by “race”. Meanwhile we have an Australian called Brendon O’Connell sitting in a Perth jail for 3 years for thought crimes against two descendants of a Hebrew guy called Judah. Yeah, I really respect Judah, the Hebrew guy that threw his own brother Joseph down a hole and left for dead. Great “race” we have intertwined in our Australian politic.