The Process of Recognition and Renunciation

While official Israeli government recognition of denominations of core Median Judaism as bona fide Judaism is important – so is core Median Jewish renunciation of syncretic elements as imported from religious imperialism and in particular in this era of religious imperialism from Islam. In fact should renunciation be prepared in advance with top religious leaders as preceding official Israeli recognition of denominations of core Median Judaism. (Alawism, Alevism, Alianism, Bektashism, Druzism, Yarsanism and Yezidism) This is a pedagogical challenge for top religious leaders to explain to local religious leaders and for them in turn to explain to the people that they have been told pious lies in order to survive under the tyranny of religious imperialism. There should be two stages to official Israeli recognition. 1) The first official recognition should acknowledge that Median Jews do exist and are indeed Jewish. This should be followed by official renunciation of syncretism with religious imperialism as denounced by hierarchies of religious leaders in core Median Judaism. 2) Once this is achieved and the process of renunciation may take at the very least several months does this pave the way for official Israeli recognition of the right of core Median Jews to immigrate to Israel under Israel’s Law of Return. How long will this process take? It could well be up to a year or more and a similar process of recognition, renunciation and subsequent annexation would have to be observed with regard to the Median Jewish (Alawite and Druze) regions of Syria and Lebanon after a joint IDF-SDF war of liberation of Syria-Lebanon. 

It is important to emphasize that this is a mutual process that needs to be prepared in advance with top religious leaders through mutual and respectful dialogue.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization

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