Israeli Rabbi Urges The Igbos To Set The Records Straight, Says They Are Not Descendants Of Israel

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August 9, 2017 – Igbos Are Not Related To The Jews, They ‘re Not The Descendants Of Israel – Jewish Rabbi Jonathan Bernis

Israeli Rabbi Urges The Igbos To Set The Records Straight, Says DNA Evidence Has Proved That They Are Not Descendants Of Israel

By David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi

Rabbi Jonathan Bernis, President of Jewish Voice Ministries on Tuesday announced that the DNA test result of saliva samples taken in Nnewi, to determine whether Igbo were Jews or not was not positive in the first run.

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Saliva samples were collected from Igbo community for Y25, DNA test on February 6 and 7, 2017 in Nnewi Anambra State.

Bernis who read the report from a laboratory based in Houston, Texas, United States of America said the result of the samples taken from Nigeria randomly on some people in Igboland bear no semblance with the ones in the data base of the laboratory.

The Israeli, in company of three of his compatriots said none of the 124 specimens taken from Nigeria matched the samples in the Houston laboratory which is as old as 17 years in DNA business.

He, however, said the result did not rule out the claim of the Igbo to Israeli descent as more research would still be made to prove the claims.

Meanwhile, President of the Redeemed Israel Community of Nazarene Association of Nigeria (RICON), Bishop Ignatius Orizu has assured his members that their expectations as Igbo being descendants of the Jews will still be met.

Bishop Orizu gave the assurance, yesterday, when members of the group gathered at Uruagu-Nnewi to collect for the confirmation of the deoxyribonucleic (DNA) test result on claims that Igbo are descent of Israel. They got to the venue as early as 9.00am for a result that was to reshape the relationship of Igbo and Israel.

While commenting on the DNA result, Bishop Orizu said the result would not deter the organisation from continuing to research into the claimed descent of the Igbo to Israel.

He noted that the tradition, religion and culture of the Igbo long before the arrival of the missionaries had great semblance with that of the Israelis.

National Secretary of RICON, Abraham Ndukwe said there were many books already in circulation that collaborated the claims of Igbo to Israeli descent.

He said Igbo customs and traditions in burial and a lot of other things had semblance with that of the Israelis to prove the relationship between the two nations.

However, he urged the congregation not to lose hope as science is always in the business of discovery and recovery.

He appealed to the Federal Government to recognise the Jews in Nigeria and proclaim Yaweh’s feast of Passover, Trumpets, Atonements, Tabernacles among others as public holidays as approved for Christians and Muslims during Christmas, New Year and Easter.

[Daily Sun]

25 thoughts on “Israeli Rabbi Urges The Igbos To Set The Records Straight, Says They Are Not Descendants Of Israel

  1. The man is not a jew himself, he is a Russian how comes, is he playing GOd? We are the real jews not those Europeans occupying the land.

    • Lmfao , good , una no go pay for anything again. Free food , clothes, cars and free Biafra ???????? . Up Jews . YEYE PEOPLE.

      • @Yashim……I cant STOP laughing at your question- Se…. jews dey eat garri???….. LOlllll!!!!
        Our brothers from the East please wake-up! and smell the coffee -listen to the advice coming from a real Jew-who happens to be a Rabbi.

        IGBO PEOPLE! Your descendants are from AFRICA!!!… End off!
        Please you people should Quit deceiving yourselves and wake from the Inferiority complex syndrom worrying you people.

        • Jews Igbo,Igbo with their sense me I believed they are Jews,that man is lying may he is denying them.

        • The “rabbi” is not a practitioner of Judaism, rather he is a Christian; it is not stated which seminary conferred the title “rabbi” on him, and it is not likely to have been one that produces rabbis according to Judaism of any branch. His “Jewish Voice Ministries” is a Christian organization, just look at the website: https://www.jewishvoice.org/ … They believe in the divinity of Jesus, which means they are not Jewish, since Judaism asserts the indivisible unity of God. So, when he says Igbos are not genetically connected with Jews, he may be right or he may be wrong, but it has nothing whatsoever to do with his being Jewish, because he isn’t. And it has nothing to do with his being Israeli, because Israelis can be of any religion, or no religion. And it has very little to do with the claims of some Igbos to be Jewish. One does not need to be genetically “Jewish”, whatever that means, in order to practice the religion of Judaism. Many converts will have zero DNA connection, nevertheless they are Jews, and their children are Jews. The Khazars of the Caucasus are said to have converted to Judaism, and they also would have had no DNA connection until there was intermarriage.

  2. Black People are belittled by others and at the same time they belittle themselves. Why not the Jews claim that they are Igbos. Why the other way ? As we abandon our culture and religion so we acquire other peoples identity. We embrace christainity and islam and made our traditional religion an evil. How can we develop if we are not ourselves. The arabs have their religion and language, so are the asians. That is the reason they are developing and today are rocking shoulder with Euro- Americans.

    Big shame to Africans.

    • You can’t just conclude just like that, Yoruba claims the origination of the world is from ile Ife and the first oba is oodua. Africa is the center of the world and that is the source of human kind. On this ibo thing I don’t just understand sha

  3. First and foremost, the Gad family of the Isreal the Igbos claim they come from was a decendant of a handmaid of Jacob; Zilpha was a maid to Jacob and a not a full isrealite. Right now, the Zilpa and her two decendants being origin of slaves are lost off the Isrealite account of togahtherness. Some Igbo elites knew they are a lost clan and thereby decided to claim it as their origin when their sons and daughters couldn’t give them rest over where their origin is. Why should it be of a lost clan?

    This is a total play of the whole Igbos intelligents. What?????

  4. First and foremost, the Gad family of the Isreal the Igbos claim they come from was a decendant of a handmaid of Jacob; Zilpha was a maid to Jacob and not an Isrealite. Right now, the Zilpa and her two decendants being origin of slaves are lost off the Isrealite account of togahtherness. Some Igbo elites knew they are a lost clan and thereby decided to claim it as their origin when their sons and daughters couldn’t give them rest over where their origin is. Why should it be of a lost clan?
    This is a total play of the whole Igbos intelligents.

  5. IT WAS even a set of Jews that in the first place hinted that Igbos are Jews. So what’s this rabbi saying like Igbos were the ones who first started angling to have Jewish descent?

  6. What a disgrace? Why is it that only these people are the people destroying Nigeria everywhere? Kidnapping they are the kingpin, Robbery they are there Rape no exemption Rituals number 1. All atrocities you will see these people to be the head of evils, shameless people, mmmchewwwwww and now they want be Jew by force with all evils they are committing all over the world

    • It is only reasonable to conclude that your hateful slur and aspersion against other tribe actually reflect the deep mental darkness you’re locked in,impairing your sense of judgement and reasoning with no way out. Can you back up your brash and reckless comment with data based fact, that the Igbo people are the one committing all atrocities you see around us? By the way, what connection is there between the topic being discussed and your thoughtless comment? learn how to show some respect for other people’s tribes and use common sense when giving comment. ALAI NI RONU.

  7. If Igbos love themselves more and not be associated with horrendous activities such as witnessed in recent times… Church killings by brothers on drug related issues… Perhaps the DNA will change and link to the Jews who are known to stand together through thick and thin. After all who wants to adopt the black sheep of the family???

  8. @ Sam, in apropos to what you are saying… Even most of our names are white men‘s names. Check this out:- David Mark, Mercy Johnson, Donald Duke, etc.
    OUR FOOD:- foreign Rice, CANED foods. NB. Sometimes, they Caned their corpses down to us to eat. As disgusting as that may sound, the fact remain that… It is true.
    OUR CLOTHINGS:- English
    wears.
    OUR TRUE WEDDING:- Must be a White wedding, in Dubai, Europe, USA.
    WHEN SICK:- Foreign hospital.
    OUR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION:- The Europian‘s decision is dominant.
    MAY God help us.

    I take a stroll…

  9. ……LOlllll!!!!!!!I cant STOP laughing in Jewish way…..
    Igbos over to you people – Stop Belittling yourselves by forcing yourselves on other people’s lineage & Race!…..we all know that the Igbo descendants are from Africa…. So Igbo people should quit their stupidity and Inferiority complex syndrom by being yourselves and be proud of who you really are.

  10. AH AH AH AH AH AWON OOMO AAALE TI WON MO ILE BABA WON AH AH AH , EVEN THE JEW ARE NOT JEW , IT IS A SOCIETY OF JUDE

    THEY ARE ALL GROUP OF ARMY OFFICERS IN THOSE DAYS , THEY PROMISE THEM THAT IF THEY WIN THE WAR FOR THEM, THEY WOULD BE GIVING A LAND TO FORM THEIR COUNTRY.

    SO ANY BODY CAN BE JEW , I AM A JEW IN MY BRAIN AH AH AH

    THEN ZION WAS NAME AFTER A HILL THEN ISREAL WAS NAME AFTER THE PERSON WHO FORMS THE ZIONISM

  11. Why are the Biafrans denouncing where they truly belong-South East,Nigeria but instead, they are begging the Jewish people to accept them so that they can belong at all costs? The Jewish are very smart and intelligent people, probably, the most conservative people in the world. Thank God for the advancement in medical technology, the Biafran agitators are really disappointed now because they have been rejected by the Israelis whom they claimed are their forefathers and their true heritage. However, anyone who has accepted Christ-who is the King of the Jewish has the right to be called the children of God of Isreal. So be you- Igbo, Hausa, Fulani, Ijaws, Yorubas,Tiv, Arabian, Chinese, Indian, Japanese and any other human being who truly love fellow people and Christ our Lord, full of love, and has accepted Jesus Christ as his or her Savoir, we are all one in Him and binded by the true love of the Father. We have all been naturalized by His blood as the citizens of Heaven. I know for sure that true Igbo Christians doesn’t really care about this discovery because of their hope of eternity in Christ Jesus.

    • NOT MINDING THAT THE ISSUE OF FINDING OUT FROM WHERE A TRIBE ORIGINATE AS IN THE CASE OF IGBOS IS COISEDENTAL TO SERIOUS SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CRISES AS HUGELY FOUND IN OUR COUNTRY TODAY,IN WHICH THE IGBOS ARE FOUND IN THE MIDST OF MARGINALIZATION AND ABJECT INTOLERANCE IN THE LAND THEY ARE LIVING AS MANY NIGERIANS BELIEVE;THE IGBOS DID NOT INITIATE THIS BID OF LOOKING FOR THEIR LINE OF ORIGIN NEITHER HAVE THEY BEEN CALLING FOR IT BEFORE THEY WERE MADE AWAKE TO THAT. THE CASE OF SEARCHING FOR IGBOS ORIGIN IS A LONG TIME BUSINESS THAT WAS BEGUN AND SPONSORED BY SOME INTERESTED PEOPLE FROM ISREAL RIGHT FROM THE TIME OF OLD.THEY HAVE BEEN COMING RIGHT FROM OUR FOREFATHERS ERA AND WE CAME BORN AS THEIR CHILDREN AND STILL SEE THEM COMING. AN IGBO MAN BY NATURE IS NOT GLUTEN,HE IS SELF-DEPENDENT , SELF-DETERMINED ,SELF-RELIANT AND AUTONOMOUS IN EVERY DEGREE . HE NEVER GOES OUT OF HIS SENSES TO INCLINE OR LOOK FOR ANY SUPPORTER TO ENGAGE HIS PURPOSE.SO THEY DO NOT COUNT ON ISREAL AS A NATION TO DETERMINE THEIR STATE OF EXISTENCE . THE ISSUE IS THAT SOME WELL KNOWN AND INTERESTED ISREALI PERSONALITIES HAVE BEEN COMING TO OUR LAND,EXTENDING BROTHERLY CONCERN AND MIND ,OPINING THE NEED TO KNOW OUR ANSCESTRAL ORIGIN WHICH IN OUR HOSPITABLE AND BROTHERLY MANNER HAD ACCEPTED SINCE IT IS NOT A SIN AGAINST GOD OR OFFENCE AGAINST THE COUNTRY.NOW, ONE MAY ASK WHY ARE THE ISREALITES COMING TO NIGERIAN ON THAT MISSION AND THE IGBOS KEENLY INTERESTED TO WELCOME THEIR MISSION? FOR ISREAL,IT HAS BEEN GOD’S COMMISSION THAT IN THE LATER DAYS ALL ISREAL SHALL BE DRAWN HOME FROM ALL CORNERS OF THE EARTH WHEREIN THEY WERE DRIVEN BY HIS ANGER DUE TO THEIR SINS .AND I THINK GOING BY THAT SCRIPTURE(READ EZIK.,JEREM. ISIA.)THE FULFILMENT OF THAT PORTION OF THE BIBLE MUST TAKE PLACE AND MUST INVOLVE HUMAN AGENCY – ISREAL ,IGBOS AND OTHER TRIBES THEY ARE INTERESTED TO EXAMINE.FOR IGBOS, NUMEROUS PORTIONS OF OUR CULTURAL AND TRADITIONAL PRACTISES ARE EMBODIMENT OF THE OLD TESTAMENT PRACTISES/LAWS IN THE HOLY SCRIPTURE.WE GET MARVELED A TIMES AS WE READ THEM.THIS IS WHY SOME OF US AS CHRISTAIN BELIVERS IN IGBO LAND ARE INTERESTED TO HEAR .PLEASE NOTE: THE PRESENT ISREAL ARE PRACTCING JUDISM AND I LEARNED THAT INCOOPERATION OF ANY INCOMING EXRTACTION INTO THEIR MIDST MUST BE IN ABANDONMENT OF THEIR RELIGION,CHRISTAINITY INCLUSIVE TO HOLD ONTO JUDISM , WHERE CHRIST , THE MESSIAH IS NOT RECORGNISED AND HAVE NOT BEEN ACCEPTED TO HAVE COME.ALSO, IGBOS ARE ABOUT 98% CHRISTAINS IN THE BELIEF AND, AS A MATTER OF FACT AND AS I READ, A GOOD NUMBER OF THEM HAS STARTED RENOUNSING THEIR FAITH IN CHRIST TO JOIN JUDISM. AND THIS MEANS THAT IF THEY ARE ACTUALLY ONE OF THE PORTIONS OF THE MISSING ISREALITES AND AFFIRMED BY THE DNA TEST ,CHRIST IS GOING TO LOSE THAT PORTION OF BELIEVES IN HIM NOW BACK TO PRACTCE OF THE ASCENT ISREAL WOSHIP WHOSE PRACTICE HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS HAS GIVEN NO ROOM FOR. REMEMBER IT IS TO ESTABLISH THIS FAITH THAT JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS, PAUL ARRESTED;PETER ,MATHEW AND THE REST WERE KILLED.NOW , AS CHRIST IS IN HEAVEN, DO YOU THINK THAT ANY MOVEMENT AS SUCH THAT WILL BRING ABOUT LOSS OF SUCH A LARGE CROWD AND THEIR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO JUDISM WILL WORK? DEFINITLY, I KNOW THAT IF IGBOS ARE JEWS AND ARE FOR CHRIST IN FAITH, WHILE JEWS AS A NATION ,IS NOT KNOWN FOR CHRIST; THERE IS NO AMOUNT OF DNA TEST CARRIED OUT ON THEM WHICH CAN NECESSITATE A DETATCHMENT OF BELIEVERS FROM THE TRIBE, FORMATION AND INDOCTRINATION OF THE AGITATING BIAFRAN GOVT IF REALISED TO JUDISM THAT WILL MAKE A HEAD-WAY.GOD WILL FRUSTRATE IT .ALL CHRISTAINS ALL OVER THE WORLD WHO MAY BE JEWS IN REAL SENSE MUST HAVE SOME UPSTACLES OF THEIR OWN VERSIONS AS LONG AS RENOUNSING CHRITAINITY AND CONVERTING TO JUDISM IS CONCERN. I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT GOD MUST SOLVE THE PROBLEMS FOR HIS WORDS(JEWS GOING HOME) MUST COME TO PASS.IT CAN ONLY TAKE TIME NO MATTER THE UPS AND DOWNS . AS FOR BEING CHRISTAINS AND ACCEPTED ONES OF CHRIST; NO ONE IS MONOPOLIZING CHRISTAINITY . THE BASIS OF ENTERING INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD FOR ALL MANKIND IS BEING BORN AGAIN (JN 3:3). THE IGBO’S OR BIAFRANS ALERTNESS OVER THE WHOLE SCENE IS NOT ON THE SPIRIT OF CONOLIZATION OF CHRISTAINDOM AS YOU SOUND BUT ON THE BASIS OF KNOWING WHERE THEY HAIL FROM AS A TRIBE . GOD BLESS YOU.

  12. Eternal life (with God) is all that matters and can only be achieved through our lord Jesus Christ, so quit chasing shadows. The bible says we should stay away from genealogy, philosophy, etc. They don’t add to our spiritual life, or qualify us for heaven. In other words, if you have Jesus Christ, you have heaven, no Jesus Christ, no heaven.

  13. Father God contends with everyone that contends with the Igbo’s, save us and make our enemies to eat their own flesh and drink their own blood as wine, that all flesh may know that you are our God , our saviour and Redeemer, the holy one of jacob

  14. Does it mean we all are not descendant of Adam and Eve? Oyibos have secretly done so many damages to this our planet and those who inhabit it.
    As at today, they still keep on destroying Arab World in other to help them re write history, they have succeeded in destroying all African heritage, where it all began, sow confusion among us.
    Only Igbos can help to restore the dignity of African race through Biafra by going back to God of creation,who gives WISDOM. The criminal leaders of the World at large are still using their Nigeria puppets to distort and deny them the unity. God is going to show the World once more that HE is still in existence with this BIAFRA,it’s just a matter of time.

  15. If igbos, over 30 million in population are of high degree in percentage of christainity found in Nigerian and their discovery to be the missing tribe of Isreal will cause a cartatrophic reduction and loss of great number from God,as some of them I read , have started renouncing christainty into Judaism; definitely, there is no way any movement to loose them to Judaism can work. The mission in all dimension may be dominated with frustrations and failure, for Christ cannot afford to lose any branch of the Jews which believe in HIM (if they are )out of the large nation which does not believe and for whose rejection of HIM the door was open to gentiles (non-Isreal.).It will be difficult to happen;and so the DNA confirmatory test and result certainty may construe some challanges and the same with the executors.This is on the basis of the Jewish RETURN and incoorperation into the tribe of Isreal being on the basis of ABANDONMENT OF JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS ,THE PROMISED MESSIAH AND THE COMING KING. Remember if this is strictly effected as the Igbos align themselve to belong which I belieive many will do , it will actually be for them and many generations ahead . The question is can GOD allow that? The concerned christains that understand this consequence can they go out of their knees for this to happen? Remember if Christ is not jealous of his people saul wouldn’t have been arrested, peter wouldn’t have been killed ,mathew, stephen etc. This matter of discussion should place a great deal of importance in their searching for the lost sheep for the land ,Isreal is no more in their anscent composition as in the olden days. The Messial that was refused, rejected and crusified many have in the process of long centuries of journey in exil recieved.So if GOD is at this point trying to fulfil HIS word in bringing back their brothers , they should as a matter of importance go by their old format: that is, humbling themselves as a nation and do as their forefathers did – going to the presence of the ALMIGHTY and seeking his directives for steps devoid of mistakes otherwise they may lose HIS support and who knows what that will amount to? This is more effective and objective than employing human skill and knowledge ,for this will land them opposing GOD while they think they are running HIS mission by opposing the Christains in the midst of them and the ones yet to come. It may mean trying to kick a brick as paul the appostle would have done.

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