Monday, November 15, 2010

The end or the Beginning of the living link of the Two Zions (Ethiopia & Jerusalem)?

Children of King Solomon and Queen of Sheba are at last immigrating back to Jerusalem.

Re:  The Lion of Judah Movement for Good Governance is moving between the Two Zions !

Is this the beginning or the end of the living link between the two Zions (Ethiopia and Jerusalem)

What these new generation of Ethiopians in Jerusalem will do in the future will determine the fate of the Movement of Lion of Judah (MoA) MoAnbessa for Constiutional Monarchy and Good Governance in Jerusalem and Ethiopia.

All the same the operatives of Good Governace are moving to Jerusalem and their cousins are moving to Ethiopia to promote the Growth and Transformation Agenda and the Movement for MOA (Good Governance) in Jerusalem and Ethiopia.

Now is the time for these two Zions to form one unique Divine and Human Good Governance as prophesized in the Kibre Negast (Glory of Kings) and Fitha Negest (the Judgement of Kings) by decendants of King Solomon and Queen of Sheba in Jerusalem and Ethiopia.

Now is the time to consider real change for Good Governance!

Read Revelations Chap 5:5; Genesis 49 and I Kings 10


Israel opens its doors to last group of almost 8,000 Ethiopians of Jewish descent
JERUSALEM — After years of languishing in makeshift shelters in the Horn of Africa, the final remnants of an Ethiopian community claiming Jewish descent received permission Sunday to move to Israel.
Israel's Cabinet voted to allow 7,846 Ethiopians to immigrate to the Jewish state over the next four years — announcing it would open its gates to Ethiopian immigration one last time, taking them in gradually to give them the best chance of acclimating to their new home.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet, "We have a moral commitment as Jews, as the people of Israel, to find a solution" for the Ethiopians, many of whom have relatives in Israel.
Eight thousand Ethiopian Jews were spirited to Israel in 1984 and another 14,000 in 1990 in secret airlifts. Thousands more have arrived on their own.
Since 1990, however, most Ethiopians moving to Israel have been Falash Mura, a community whose ancestors converted from Judaism to Christianity under duress about 100 years ago to avoid discrimination, but kept some Jewish customs. About 40,000 Falash Mura live in Israel.

Israel initially rejected their ties to Judaism, but religious officials later declared them the "seed of Israel." Falash Mura were formally converted to Orthodox Judaism upon their arrival in Israel, bringing the total number of Ethiopian immigrants to about 85,000. In comparison, about 100,000 immigrants from North America live in Israel.

After the last of the recognized members of the community left the Ethiopian village of Gondor in 2008, more Ethiopians came forward and claimed that they, too, were Falash Mura. Israel had initially prevented them from immigrating, doubting the validity of their claims and suspecting that their real motivation was to escape Ethiopia for a better life.

Under Sunday's decision, they will be allowed to come to Israel in monthly increments over the next four years.

"This is an ethical, Jewish, humanitarian and Zionist decision ... to bring justice to those Jewish brothers still waiting to return and connect to the Jewish people in its land," said a statement from the Public Committee for the Remainder of the Ethiopian Jews, an Israeli advocacy group.

The 7,846 registered Falash Mura awaiting immigration live in makeshift shelters in Gondor and receive food and medical services from a North American Jewish aid group. Netanyahu called it "a complex humanitarian crisis" and said Israel wished to "avoid the creation of additional refugee camps in Ethiopia."

Many Ethiopian immigrants, from rural African settings, have had a particularly hard time acclimating to Israel's modern, fast-paced society. They have relatively high rates of poverty and crime, and they face discrimination from other Israelis.

The semi-governmental Jewish Agency has pledged $4.7 million to assist the Falash Mura, the organization's spokesman, Michael Jankelowitz, said. The group will teach Hebrew and instruct the immigrants in acculturating to Israeli society before they leave for Israel.

Once they arrive in Israel, he said, the Jewish Agency will house the immigrants in 30 centres throughout the country.

"This saga has to be ended," Jankelowitz said.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Solomonic Dynasty in Ethiopia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Solomonic dynasty
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Ancestral houseHouse of David
TitlesEmperor of Ethiopia
FounderYekuno Amlak
Final sovereignHaile Selassie I
Current headZera Yacob Amha Selassie
EthnicityAmharaOromo (Shewa,Yejju & Tulama)TigrayGurage
The Solomonic dynasty is the traditional Imperial House of Ethiopia, claiming descent from King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, who is said to have given birth to the traditional first king Menelik I after her Biblically described visit to Solomon in Jerusalem. 1 Kings 10:1-10.

The dynasty, a bastion of Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, came to rule Ethiopia on 10 Nehasé 1262 EC[1] (August 10, AD 1270) when Yekuno Amlak overthrew the last ruler of the Zagwe dynasty

Yekuno Amlak claimed direct male line descent from the oldAxumite royal house that the Zagwe's had replaced on the throne. Menelik II, and later his daughter Zewditu, would be the last Ethiopian monarch who could claim uninterrupted direct male descent from King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (both Lij Eyasu and Emperor Haile Selassie were in the female line, Iyasu through his mother Shewarega Menelik, and Haile Selassie through his paternal grandmother, Tenagnework Sahle Selassie). 

The male line, through the descendants of Menelik's cousin Dejazmatch Taye Gulilat, still existed, but had been pushed aside largely because of Menelik's personal distaste for this branch of his family. The Solomonics continued to rule Ethiopia with few interruptions until 1974, when the last emperor, Haile Selassie, was deposed.

 The royal family is currently non-regnant. Members of the family in Ethiopia at the time of the 1974 revolution were imprisoned, and others were exiled. The women of the dynasty were released by the Derg regime from prison in 1989, and the men were released in 1990. Several members were then allowed to leave the country in mid 1990, and the rest were allowed to leave in 1991 upon the fall of the Derg regime in 1991. Many members of the Imperial family have since returned to live in Ethiopia in recent years.

The Imperial Coat of Arms was adopted by Emperor Haile Selassie, and is currently held by his direct heirs in the male line. The arms are composed of an Imperial Throne flanked by two angels, one holding a sword and a pair of scales, the other holding the Imperial scepter. The throne is often shown with a Christian cross, a Star of David, and a crescent moon on it (representing the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic traditions).

 It is surmounted by a red mantle and an Imperial crown, and before the throne is the Lion of Judah symbol. The Lion of Judah by itself was at the center of the Ethiopian tri-color flag during the monarchy, and is thus the chief symbol of the Ethiopian monarchist movement. The phrase "Moa Ambassa ze imnegede Yehuda", (Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah) appeared on the arms, and always preceded the Emperor's official style and titles, and since the word Christ translates to 'annointed one' this gives credibility to the millions of individuals who claim that Emperor Haile Selassie I, was the Christ. The official Imperial Dynastic motto was "Ityopia tabetsih edewiha habe Igziabiher" (Ethiopia stretches her hands unto the Lord) from the book of Psalms.

When including the old Axumite rulers descended from Menelik I, and the Yuktanite ancestors of the Queen of Sheba, the Ethiopian Royal House is the oldest in the world along with that of Japan.

During much of the dynasty's existence, its effective realm was the northwestern quadrant of present-day Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Highlands. The Empire expanded and contracted over the centuries, sometimes incorporating parts of modern day Sudan, and coastal areas of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, and extending south toward modern day Kenya as well. Southern and eastern regions were permanently incorporated during the last two centuries, some by Shewan kings and some by Emperors Menelek II and Haile Selassie; though much of the central, and southern regions were incorporated into the empire under the Emperors Amda Seyon I and Zar'a Ya'iqob but peripheral areas were lost after the invasion of Ahmad Gragn.[2]

Line of succession to the Ethiopian throne

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Imperial Family of Ethiopia
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  • HIH Prince Samson Fikre Selassie
  • HIH Prince Bekere Fikre Selassie
    HIH Princess Donna Fikre Selassie
  • HIH Prince Yisehaq Fikre Selassie
  • HIH Princess Rahel Fikre Selassie
  • HIH Princess Aster Fikre Selassie
  • HIH Princess Meheret Fikre Selassie

The line of succession to the Ethiopian throne is described in the first section of the 1955 Revised Constitution of Ethiopia.
In brief, the title of Emperor may pass only through male descendants of HIM Haile Selassie I, through the oldest male line before the younger. Other qualifications are that they be born in lawful wedlock, be an Orthodox Christian, and not be married to a foreigner or against consent of the Imperial Family.

In the event that there were no qualifying male descendants of Haile Selassie, the nearest male relative who is descended from Sahle Selassie, King of Shewa, would then be heir.

In March 1975, the monarchy was abolished by the Derg, the military junta that had forcibly taken over during a Communist revolution. The Derg by its own authority abolished all royal and noble titles by proclamation at that time. The current Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia makes no provisions for a monarchy.

 The Crown Council of Ethiopia considers Crown Prince Zera Yacob Amha Selassie to be Head of the Imperial House. Although the current Ethiopian government regards members of the Imperial family as private citizens, they do recognize their royal and noble titles as a matter of courtesy, effectively rescinding the abolishment of those titles by Derg regime. Foreign royal courts have continued to accorded members of the Ethiopian Imperial family their titles throughout the period following the fall of the Ethiopian monarchy in 1974.

[edit]Line of succession

According to the 1955 orders of succession and with the assent of the Imperial Crown Council, the current order of succession among the living male descendants of HIM Haile Selassie I is as follows:
HIH Crown Prince Zera Yacob b. 1953 (son of Amha Selassie I, grandson of Haile Selassie I)
  1. HIH Prince Paul Wossen Seged Makonnen, Duke of Harrar b. 1947 (grandson of HIM Haile Selassie I)
  2. HIH Prince Mikael Amde Yesus Makonnen b. 1950 (grandson of HIM Haile Selassie I)
  3. HIH Prince Yokshan Dawit Makonnen b. 1978 (great-grandson of HIM Haile Selassie I)
  4. HIH Prince Joel Dawit Makonnen b. 1982 (great-grandson of HIM Haile Selassie I)
  5. HIH Prince Philip Tafari Makonnen b. 1954 (grandson of HIM Haile Selassie I)
  6. HIH Prince David Tafari Makonnen b.1992 son of Prince Philip Makonnen (great-grandson of HIM Haile Selassie I)
  7. HIH Prince Isaiah Tafari Makonnen b.1998 son of Prince Philip Makonnen (great-grandson of HIM Haile Selassie I)
  8. HIH Prince Baeda Maryam Makonnen b. 1957 (grandson of HIM Haile Selassie I)
  9. HIH Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie b. 1960 (grandson of HIM Haile Selassie I)
  10. HIH Prince Christian Sahle Selassie Ermias b. 1992 (great-grandson of HIM Haile Selassie I)
  11. HIH Prince Rufael Fiseha Tsieon Ermias b. 1992 (great-grandson of HIM Haile Selassie I)

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  1. ^ A. K. Irvine, "Review: The Different Collections of Nägś Hymns in Ethiopic Literature and Their Contributions." Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. School of Oriental and African Studies, 1985.
  2. ^ Taddesse Tamrat, Church and State in Ethiopia (1270 - 1527) (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972), p 275.

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