This is for Israeli civil law. For Jewish Law, they and their kids stay Jews. Beware of the liars, lies, and half-truths.
More and more Israeli Jews seek to amend the Law of Return because more and more people who settle here based on that law are not Jewish at all or not for Orthodox Jewish Law, threatening the Jewish majority.
Yet, there’s also a counter drive wanting Christian Jews to settle here.
The 1950 criterion was based on the Nazi persecution. So, any child of any Jew should be able to enter.
On top of that, one would not want to break up families, so Gentiles married into them were welcome too. At least they liked Jews, no?
Yet, in 1962, the Israel High Court rules that Jews baptized as adults fall outside of the Law of Return. This, despite Nazis targeting them too. (Different from Antisemitic Muslims who see Muslim Jews as Muslims.) This is for Israeli civil law. For Jewish Law, they and their kids stay Jews.
In 1989, the same humanistic court reaffirmed that “Messianic Jews” (Christians who see Baptism as the perfection of Judaism) are excluded.
Obviously, it was felt that if you distanced yourself so much from Judaism, you shouldn’t be a citizen of the Jewish State by default. This, different from Atheist Jews. Humanism, Atheism, and Agnosticism are very Jewish.
In 1970, another amendment was added, the so-called grandfather clause allowing anyone with a Jewish grandparent to make Aliyah, even if they’re not Jewish for Orthodox Jewish Law, proving that religion isn’t the issue.
There are a couple of principles Jews should learn by heart:
1. All Anti-Jews ideas, including to baptize them, are founded on lies.
2. Anti-Zionism is part of Antisemitism, and it reasons that all Nations deserve a State but the Jews. Often it also holds that what’s wrong in many countries (sexism, capitalism) in Israel ‘proves’ that it’s evil.
3. So, Antisemitism is not an opinion or sentiment. It’s a set of lies.
4. An important trick in deceiving the innocent about Judaism, Jews, and Israel is to pick a very specific cut-off date to warp the picture.
Some examples of the last point.
Anti-Zionists speak scandal about roadblocks, omitting that they were put in place to prevent further terrorist action.
Israel ‘occupied’ territory in 1966. Rather, in a war it didn’t want, it liberated lands Jordan illegally invaded and occupied in 1948.
No More Missionaries!
So, we shouldn’t be surprised when Christians with Jewish roots conceal their own conversions and ignore the 1962 and 1982 High Court rulings, and demand the State of Israel should be true to its 1948 commitment to gather in all Jews. Which Jews? [Trigger alert:] “Blood Jews.” In their own crooked sentence it goes like this: “With the blood of Abraham Isaac and Jacob in their veins we the undersigned support the right of any natural born Jew … regardless of their personal beliefs ….” I understand “any natural [sic] born Jew” from those believing in one ‘unnaturally born’ Jew.
No, Jews are not a race. We are a Nation, the only one with a Calling. And we don’t seek more Christians masquerading as Jews. We have enough of them already. (Needless to say: I have nothing against honest Christians.) And we surely don’t need here believers in the Nazi idea of Jewish blood.