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Yityish Aynaw: First black Miss Israel will go to the ball (w. Obama)
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Posted on 03/21/2013 9:12:40 AM PDT by traumer

It's been an astonishing three weeks for Yityish Aynaw, an immigrant orphan from Ethiopia, who became the first black Miss Israel last month, and has now been invited to Thursday's gala dinner with visiting US President Barack Obama.

When Yityish Aynaw arrived in Israel as a 12-year-old, winning beauty contests and dining with presidents was as far from her thoughts as her native Ethiopia is from her adopted land.

Her mother had just died, leaving her an orphan - her father had died years earlier. So her mother's parents, who were among thousands of Ethiopian Jews already living in Israel, arrived in Addis Ababa to fetch Yityish and her older brother.

In their new home, they had to learn Hebrew from scratch.

"It wasn't easy because I couldn't speak the language and I was put into a regular class without any help," Aynaw, now 21, told the BBC World Service.

"It was a new language. It was a new culture. Quite often children even laughed at me," she says, though she adds that she also met many kind people.

But Aynaw was determined to succeed in her adopted country.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


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To: traumer

One can see why Solomon ... oh, never mind, I’ll just get flamed for saying she’s a beauty.


21 posted on 03/21/2013 9:57:45 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: traumer

Ok let me get this straight, She (at 12) went to Isreal AND “”It wasn’t easy because I couldn’t speak the language and I was put into a regular class without any help,” Aynaw, now 21, told the BBC World Service.”, But in THIS country these LAZY A$$ Mexicans can’t be “bothered” to actually LEARN English when THEY “come” here...humm...Just AMAZING!!


22 posted on 03/21/2013 10:01:41 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: rlmorel

Agree emphatically! Much hotter women just walking around.


23 posted on 03/21/2013 10:12:53 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Ann Archy
There were pictures of Israeli lady soldiers carrying guns and dressed in fatigues going around the E mail that were better looking.
24 posted on 03/21/2013 10:28:04 AM PDT by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: Ann Archy

That’s a bad photo. I’ve seen others that looked much better.


25 posted on 03/21/2013 10:34:35 AM PDT by madison10 (King Putt and Queen Vacay...spending your $$ because they can.)
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To: traumer
Mooch stayed home, huh! hehe
26 posted on 03/21/2013 10:39:44 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

Israel has strict regulations on imported wildlife, so she couldn’t come.


27 posted on 03/21/2013 11:25:37 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: traumer

Everyone should read the article. Obammie is this chick’s hero.

“It is a great honour not just for me, but the other people that I represent.”

Comment from a reader, “Her victory is great for us because it shows that the most beautiful woman is black and that people accept difference.”

Obama and his followers are all about racism. Birds of a feather.....


28 posted on 03/21/2013 11:34:27 AM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: montag813

The Ethiopian Jews are authentic. The Ethiopian engineers that I have worked with are G-d fearing, highly educated conservatives who overcame incredible obstacles.

The Jews of Ethipia have been there for over 2000 years.

Ethiopia also seems to have the most beautiful women in all of Africa.


29 posted on 03/21/2013 1:59:13 PM PDT by darth
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To: MHGinTN
One can see why Solomon ... oh, never mind, I’ll just get flamed for saying she’s a beauty.

Unlike this beauty, the Queen of Sheba had a very good understanding of what was wise, intelligent, and blessed.

Your wisdom and prosperity exceed the fame of which I heard. Happy are your men and happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom! Blessed be the LORD your God, who delighted in you, setting you on the throne of Israel! Because the LORD has loved Israel forever, therefore He made you king, to do justice and righteousness." 1Kings 10:7-9

As for her looks, I agree with you.

I will never allow my distrust or hatred for certain individuals or ideas to cloud my judgement of what I consider to be a beautiful woman.

As for getting flamed.

I never allow my distrust or hatred for certain individuals or ideas to cloud my judgement of what I consider to be a beautiful woman, even if it means I will get flamed by those I usually agree with.

30 posted on 03/21/2013 2:02:24 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: traumer

A bit off topic, but this article prompted me to do a search for my old friend and colleague, Kitaw Ejigu.

Sadly, I found that he had died:

http://www.ethiomedia.com/courier/obit_kitaw_ejigu.html

He was the most admirable guy, a great and devoted father, a creative engineer, and a solidly moral man in every way.

America is a better place because of such immigrants.

I’m getting all misty now.


31 posted on 03/21/2013 2:06:23 PM PDT by darth
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To: rlmorel

LOL I hear ya.


32 posted on 03/21/2013 4:15:21 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rlmorel

Who knows; but slobbering over Obama is may be an indication.


33 posted on 03/21/2013 4:16:23 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty
First black Miss Israel will go to the ball

"Hey, that's my department."

34 posted on 03/21/2013 4:17:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: freekitty

I cannot imagine there are a lot of Israelis who slobber over Obama, given his treatment of their country, but...there are liberals over there, too.

And liberalism trumps all.


35 posted on 03/21/2013 5:49:40 PM PDT by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: montag813

Yes, she certainly is Jewish. Ethiopian Jews trace their line back to the time of King Solomon. Also more photos. She’s beautiful by anyone’s standards. Israel is the most diverse, welcoming country in the Middle East, by far.

President Obama Meets with First-Ever Ethiopian Crowned Miss Israel
March 21, 2013

Israel is putting its best face forward for President Obama, and what better face to put forward for America’s first black president than Israel’s first black beauty queen? The newly crowned Miss Israel is an Ethiopian Jewish immigrant to Israel.
She is joining Obama Thursday for the official state dinner in Jerusalem. Ethiopian immigrants have struggled to integrate into Israeli society, but Obama will be getting a taste of some of their recent success stories.
A few weeks ago, more than a quarter of all Israeli TV viewers watched the judges announce the new Miss Israel of 2013.
Titi is her name, short for Yityish Aynaw. She was the only black finalist in this year’s beauty pageant and she has become Israel’s first black beauty queen. She’s tall, commanding, and outspoken.
“It’s time that someone from my community, someone with my skin color, who is Israeli just like everyone else, represent the country,” Aynaw said.
What captivated the judges was not only her beauty, but also her life story.
Born in a small town, Titi was orphaned by the time she was about 10. She moved to Israel to live with her grandparents, who had already left Ethiopia for a new life here.
Titi said as an Ethiopian Jew, she grew up with stories about the Land of milk and honey, but her new life in Israel wasn’t all milk and honey.
Titi hardly remembered her grandparents. She was sent to an Israeli boarding school without knowing a word of Hebrew. Some of her classmates made fun of her Ethiopian name, Yitayish.
“What is ‘Yitayish?’ This is my name. but it sounds weird,” she says. “There were times they’d call me ‘Tayish.’ In Hebrew that’s a kind of animal. You know?”
But she was proud of her Ethiopian heritage, and unlike many other Ethiopian Jewish immigrants who took on Hebrew names, she kept her own.

Yityish Aynaw is crowned Miss Israel. She’s the first Ethiopian Jewish immigrant to ever win the title. (Photo credit: Sasson Moshe)
She learned Hebrew fast, excelled in school, and became an army officer after graduation. And now, she’s been crowned Israel’s most beautiful woman.

Immediately after winning the competition, she was photographed for La Isha, Israel’s equivalent of Vogue magazine. She’s only the second black Israeli to appear on the cover.
“That’s why I feel like I made history, that I blazed a trail,” she says. “An Ethiopian woman is on the cover of the magazine!” she said.
Ethiopian Jews are said to be the fabled descendants of the Israelite tribe of Dan. Israel began airlifting them to the Jewish state three decades ago.

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&va=Miss+israel+ethiopian


36 posted on 03/22/2013 2:00:31 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: SgtHooper

Hot doesn’t necessarily mean beautiful, you know. I’m glad you aren’t a beauty queen judge.

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&va=Miss+israel+ethiopian


37 posted on 03/22/2013 2:05:26 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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