Should Hebrew Israelites Serve in the Israeli Army?

April 20, 2018AHIJ, blog

On the night of February 21, 2015, Cpl. Toveet Radcliffe was on duty in a guard post on an Israel Defense Forces base north of the Israeli city of Ashdod. Sometime before midnight, she was shot in the head. Her lifeless body was discovered by another soldier around midnight. The IDF initially told Radcliffe’s family—former […]

Martin Luther King’s Forgotten Visit to the Holy Land

January 15, 2018blog

Martin Luther King, Jr. felt uneasy as he and his wife, Coretta, landed in Jerusalem in the winter of 1959. They had come from Lebanon and were eager to see the Old City’s Christian holy sites. But it troubled King that Jerusalem was divided, the western part controlled by Israel and the eastern part by […]

Meet Israel’s Dopest
Hebrew Israelite MCs

September 6, 2017AHIJ, blog, music
Kendrick Lamar and Kodak Black are popular rappers with millions of fans. They are also self-proclaimed Israelites. In a recent Genius article, Sam Kestenbaum explained that Kendrick and Kodak aren't the first American rappers to embrace the Hebrew Israelite spiritual movement, which promotes the ideas that the ancient Israelites were black and African Americans are their direct, genealogical [...]

The Warrior

July 31, 2017AHIJ, blog, In Memoriam
The walls of Ahk Ahmeshadye’s house in the Village of Peace are covered with family photographs—black and white prints from the 1950s and ’60s, color prints from later decades, blurry candids, formal portraits, and a few collages, all framed and tacked up in something like chronological order. Step inside the front door and there, in [...]