Thursday, April 17, 2008


This is a precedent setting case for our Messianic brothers and sisters in Israel where the Israeli Supreme Court found in favor of our Jewish brethren in the Lord! No longer can the government of Israel discriminate and deny Jewish believers in Jesus the Messiah of Israel their Jewish citizenship in the land of Israel simply because they believe in the Messiahship of Jesus. CBN News reports the story as follows:

The Supreme Court of Israel ruled Wednesday that being a Messianic Jew cannot prevent Israeli citizenship if the Jewish descent is from the person's father's side. Twelve Messianic Jewish believers brought their case to the court after being denied citizenship because of being part of the Messianic Jewish community."This is yet another battle won in our war to establish equality in Israel for the Messianic Jewish community just like every other legitimate steam of faith within the Jewish world," said Calev Myers, founder and chief counsel of the Jerusalem Institute of Justice. His group represented the 12 men and women in court.Many of the applicants received letters saying they would not receive citizenship because they "commit missionary activity". One was told that because she "committed missionary activity," she was "acting against the interests of the State of Israel and against the Jewish people.""These allegations are not only untrue, but they also do not constitute legal grounds to deny one's right to immigrate to Israel," Myers explained in a press release.

Israeli Messianic Jews began speaking out more after an attack on Messianic teen, Ami Ortiz, last month during the Purim holiday.According to halacha (Jewish religious law), the blood line through the father does not make his offspring Jewish.Here, from Derek's blog, is another article about this wonderful news! Quoted in part:"Furthermore, they ordered the Ministry of Interior (which has a lot of Orthodox Jewish staff who regularly make life difficult for Messianic Jews) to halt all discrimination against Messianic Jews in Israel."Let us all rejoice!

Tag: Messianic Jews of Israel


  1. Anonymous12:51 PM

    God bless the messianics of Israel. May they be a light unto the nations.

  2. Anonymous7:07 PM

    This is really great prophetic news! Just think, now all the Jewish people scattered around the world who believe in Yeshua can come back to Israel and cannot be denied their citizenship. God surely had His hand in this case and the positive outcome. May He come soon.


  3. Anonymous5:04 PM

    Messianic Jews may prove to be the conerstone of Israeli salvation as the events of the end of this age begins to unfold.