Israel's Law of Return, and its problems.
Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2007
- written by jerry golden
To the Jews around the world in all the nations other than Israel God has something to say to them in Deuteronomy 28:65 And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the Lord shall give thee there a trembling heart and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind. History has an uncanny way of repeating itself and the same mistakes that led to the Holocaust is being repeated by the Jews that have been scattered among the nations, it is way past time that they listen to that spirit that moves in the heart and soul of every Jew. The ugly head of anti-Semitism is plain to see worldwide and nothing should be more important to the Jew than making Aliyah for how can they say they believe God’s Word and know we are in fact living in the last days and not move to Israel?
As Jews around the world are waking up to the coming dangers of another Holocaust many are buying up apartments in Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem. They want to be sure they have a place to run when the time comes and it is still possible for them to come to Israel. The problem is two fold with that thinking, there will be no warning when the final opportunity for flights to Israel are available, for it will take no more than one shoulder held missile to bring down one commercial airline to stop all flights into and out of Israel. Leaving the sea the only way to get here, and even that will not be without much danger and hardships. Jew outside of Europe will find it almost impossible to fly into an environment of European anti-Semitism in order to be picked up by a boat to come to Israel. Then there is the shortage of preparations now to have boats ready for them. I know of only a few other than us who have given any effort to prepare to save Jewish lives. And the ones I do know of are now depending on us to have some organization ready so they can help.
In the mean time the buying up of apartments in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv and other towns have brought the rental prices as well as purchase prices up over a 50% increase making it impossible for young married Israelis to live in these cities. What was $1,000 a month for a two bedroom apartment is now over $1500+. And in some of the upscale neighborhoods the price has rose over $100% in the last year. And the majority of these apartments set empty 10 to 11 months each year while Israelis are unable to afford a decent place to live.
To add insult to injury there are hundreds of thousands of Jews who are unable to move to Israel because of the Haredim Knesset control over the law of who is a Jew. The Law of Return plainly states that anyone with Jewish parents, or whose mother or father was a Jew can become an Israeli citizen. It also goes even further and says that if your grandparents on either side is a Jew. The only restrictions being that if your mother is not a Jew your Israeli ID will not say you’re Jewish. But you would still be a full citizen with all rights. The problems don’t stop there, the Haredim Rabbis who are in control of conversion and Jewish Law will not accept a Jew from Conservative or Reform Judaism. They must be only from Orthodox Judaism. A Jew who is a believer in Yeshua (Jesus) is not allowed to become an Israeli citizen. A Jew can believe in the Devil, Buddha, be a Hindu or whatever but they simply cannot be a believer in Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Jewish Messiah). It would seem that these Haredim Rabbis have perverted the Law of Return for Jews to make it their private club. It is my belief that this is about to change and all Jews will be allowed to move to Israel. How and when this will happen I am not really certain, but it will happen. But the problems above will only get worse making it harder as time goes by for Jews to move to Israel. As for Messianic Jews there are thousands who live here and simply leave every 90 days to renew their visas and have been doing it for many years.
I want to add something to the above, there are many thousands of Messianic Jews in Israel, thousands have come from the US and elsewhere and fought for their right to be an Israeli citizen, and most who will fight hard enough wins if their proof of being Jewish is solid.
As difficult as it is to accept or even understand that is the way it is “right now” please don’t write me with your complaints, I am simply reporting facts on the ground not my opinion you should know my opinion on this subject. But be as it may, God is in total control and His ways are not our ways. In the mean time we have been given a calling and ministry to save as many Jewish lives as we possible can. We have no choice for the time being but to work within the perimeters given us. Many doors and avenues of movement have opened to us and the Ruach Hakodesh has lead and shown us many things and ways to get things done. It has been my experience of walking with God for over 39 years, that when you move by Faith doors open before you, but the key is to move by Faith for God does nothing apart from Faith.
And it is by faith that I believe we will have a much larger boat that will make it possible for us to save many more lives. I simply believe that God will touch those who will be obedient to His call and they will release the finances needed.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for our son who went back into active duty today with his soldiers under him. Pray for this Ministry and your part in it. Shalom, jerry golden
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