Wife of Israeli citizen denied citizenship due to faith in Jesus

Discussion in 'Christian Citizens' started by Tall Timbers, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. Tall Timbers

    Tall Timbers Imperfect but forgiven

    According to Israeli law, a foreign spouse of an Israeli citizen will automatically be granted citizenship if their partner is Israeli (Israeli Nationality Law of 1952.)

    That is, at least in theory, regardless of their religious views:

    “Israel will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitant irrespective of religion, race or sex; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture” (The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel \ 14.5.1948)

    However, because the Ministry of Interior is under the control of Orthodox religious Jews who have great disdain for followers of Jesus, these rights are regularly withheld. This leaves Jewish believers in Jesus in a predicament where they must spend tens of thousands on lawsuits to take the matter to the court system, simply to receive what was rightfully theirs in the first place.


    Last week, the Ministry of Interior invited the Stutz family to come and finally receive the Israeli identification documentation for his wife. Excited, the Stutz family went to the Ministry of Interior, only to find out that once again, their request had been rejected, and no reason was given.

    Humiliated and exhausted from fighting, the Stutz family have no other choice but to uproot their kids from their lives and to leave Israel and go back to Poland – the country where Jews had to escape for their lives from only some years ago.
  2. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    This is shameful and this is a form of persecution. The religious leaders will get theirs in the end for this behavior and it won't be a happy ending. :sad
  3. chaser

    chaser Well-Known Member

    Religious leaders choosing to stick to their religion and tradition rather than choose to follow the real Messiah, no different than in Jesus day, and if they do not repent it will be bad for them.
  4. HeIsRisen

    HeIsRisen Well-Known Member

    To be honest, this is exactly why I don't really desire to go to Israel. I have a friend in Israel, and he believes in Christ, even though he is Israeli and was Jewish. He goes through all sorts of drama, even as a citizen, because he tells me, the Israeli people are very condemning of Christians. Until they realize and understand the error of their thinking, I don't want to be subjected to their sentiments about Christians.....and going there to see where Christ was, at this place or that, is somewhat like putting a target on myself, because they don't, at this time, feel the same about Christ that I do.
    Dont get me wrong, I love my brothers and sisters, and we are family, but sometimes, family sees things so differently as to cause it's members to think less is sometimes more.
  5. SonSeeker

    SonSeeker Well-Known Member

    I would love to go to Israel if for no other reason than just to experience it, and of course, to do all the touristy stuff.
    But, since Jesus will be reigning from there during The Millennium, and we will be be reigning with him as his bride, it makes more sense to wait until then. No target on our backs. But even there was a target, it wouldn't matter since we'll be immortal.:thumbup
  6. Kaatje

    Kaatje Well-Known Member

    I have been to Israel a few times, and have felt very safe.

    In preparation before the journey, we had meetings with a representative from our Jewish travel agency. He told us that for tourists Israel is the most safe place to go to.
    The tourist guides are Uni trained people, and stand always in direct contact with security watchers.
    On our trips, the tours could be (and were) swapped between the days to ensure our safety.
    Even when we were on the Golan and heard a thunderlike noise, which happened to be bombs,
    we were in no immediate danger, they made sure of that.
    And in this effort they are helped immensely by all the terrorists factions themselves...
    Terrorists go out of their way to not harm any tourists, because that would give them a bad name,
    and maybe even cause them to loose their standing in the Western world.

    Pretty cynical don’t you think?!

    Of course we were very happy with his ascertations, but felt deeply sorry for the Jews.
    Can you imagine, living in a country where your tourists are safer than yourself?
  7. Watching and Waiting

    Watching and Waiting Well-Known Member

    Sorry for nothing in this post.
  8. tinyprayers

    tinyprayers Well-Known Member

    Deplorable. However, I think we can see in the end the reason. Money. Those denied pay the Israeli court system and attorneys huge amounts of money to right this wrong.
    They don't like our Jesus but they do love our mammon.

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