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Miss Israel is Ethiopian immigrant
Times Of Israel ^ | 02/28/2013 | Times Of Israel Staff

Posted on 02/27/2013 10:12:18 PM PST by goldstategop

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Yityish Aynaw Ethiopian immigrants Miss Israel

Yityish Titi Aynaw, a 21-year-old from Netanya, was chosen Miss Israel 2013 on Wednesday night — the first Ethiopian-born contestant to win the title.

Aynaw, who came to Israel with her family when she was 12, was entered into the competition by a friend, and had no previous modeling experience.

She said during the competition that she hoped to go into modeling “to change attitudes to dark-skinned models. I’d love to become the first Israeli (TV) host, the Tyra Banks of Israel."

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofisrael.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: israel; missisrael2013; news; yityishaynaw
The new Miss Israel 2013:


Yityish Aynaw

NOT GUILTY!

1 posted on 02/27/2013 10:12:35 PM PST by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop

She appears to be a very attractive young lady.

Well done.


2 posted on 02/27/2013 10:17:26 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: goldstategop

First Ethiopian-Israeli Wins Miss Israel

http://blogs.forward.com/sisterhood-blog/172032/first-ethiopian-israeli-wins-miss-israel/

3 posted on 02/27/2013 10:18:41 PM PST by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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To: haffast

I was reminded of the famous line in the Song Of Songs:

“’I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.”

Dark beauty is praised in the Hebrew Bible and the most beautiful woman in Israel this year is the blackest of them all!


4 posted on 02/27/2013 10:22:56 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Pretty young woman but without seeing her competition, hard to judge. Need more pics!


5 posted on 02/27/2013 10:23:01 PM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: goldstategop

Congratulations to Yityish Aynaw!


6 posted on 02/27/2013 10:23:54 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: goldstategop

I flew Ethiopian Airlines a couple years ago. Much prettier stewardesses than those of British Airways/American Airlines.


7 posted on 02/27/2013 10:24:24 PM PST by RPTMS
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To: BigCinBigD
Your wish is granted:




8 posted on 02/27/2013 10:26:35 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

The lost tribes come home. This girl is stunning.


9 posted on 02/27/2013 10:40:05 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Soylent Green is Boomers)
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To: goldstategop

In 1978, an emigrant from the Dominican Republic won the Miss Italy beauty pageant causing controversy, resentment, racism as a result.

Denny Méndez

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denny_M%C3%A9ndez

Denny Andreina Méndez de la Rosa (born on July 20, 1978 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a former beauty queen turned model and actress who represented Italy in the 1997 Miss Universe pageant

A native of the Dominican Republic, Méndez relocated to Montecatini Terme, Italy as a very young child with her mother in search of a better life. Many of Méndez’s aunts had relocated to Italy and had married Italian citizens, and after divorcing Denny’s biological father, her mother relocated to Italy and married an Italian man whom she met while he was on vacation in the Dominican Republic.[1] Méndez, who had no formal training as a model, was studying to become a tourist guide prior to enrolling in the pageant.
Miss Italy 1996

Her first venture in the beauty pageant circuit occurred when she was a candidate for in the title of Miss Dominican Republic 1996 on December 16, 1995 where she represented the Distrito Nacional and placed second runner-up. After another attempt to win the title the following year, she decided to return to Italy where she entered the Miss Italia pageant.

Her election as Miss Italia on September 7, 1996 in the Italian town of Salsomaggiore caused a minor scandal throughout that nation.[2] It was the first time that a woman of non-Italian ancestry was elected to represent the country in an international beauty pageant and some Italian citizens saw it as a wake-up call for Italy to close its borders to further immigration. Two members of the judging panel were suspended for saying that a black woman could not represent Italian beauty.[3] The news of the first black Miss Italy was carried to millions overseas via the popular African-American periodical, Jet Magazine. The author of the article wrote:

“Denny Méndez . . . born in the Dominican Republic to a naturalized Italian mother and an Italian [step]father, was named Miss Italy after receiving nine million telephone votes from the television audience.” Nine million Italians voted to shatter the prism of race, just by watching a TV beauty pageant and phoning in their votes! Beauty is, indeed, in the eye of the beholder, and the eyes of the world today are quite capable of seeing past skin color. The Italian people’s choice was Denny Méndez, notwithstanding the objections of a pageant official who said, “A black girl can’t be Miss Italy. It’s not in the rules.”[4]

Upon being elected Miss Italia, Méndez responded to the controversy with a brief reply:

“”I know I don’t represent Italian beauty, but they elected me,” she said, “so what am I supposed to do—refuse?”[5]

Because of all the scandal surrounding her election, Denny was selected as one of the 10 semifinalists in Miss Universe 1997 in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S. on May 16, 1997. Despite winning the semifinals with the highest overall score and entering the Top 6 in first place, her Top 6 answer was not enough to advance her to the final 3. The crown was eventually won by Miss USA Brook Mahealani Lee. However, the publicity from the pageant helped her land modeling jobs among many of Europe’s leading fashion houses and magazines intent on displaying their love of diversity.


10 posted on 02/27/2013 10:43:31 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: Mike Darancette

I’d marry someone like her in a heartbeat! A man who is not enamored of such stunning beauty is either blind or has a heart of stone.


11 posted on 02/27/2013 10:44:27 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: lbryce

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Every one knows a beautiful woman when they see one.

True beauty is found on the inside. That’s where a woman truly glows.


12 posted on 02/27/2013 10:48:45 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
Numbers 12:1

"And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman." - KJV

"Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married (for he had married a Cushite woman);" - NASB

http://bible.cc/numbers/12-1.htm

Cush (Cushite)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cush_%28Bible%29

13 posted on 02/27/2013 10:52:22 PM PST by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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To: goldstategop

Aflac!


14 posted on 02/27/2013 10:54:27 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
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To: goldstategop

Well said.


15 posted on 02/27/2013 11:08:54 PM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: goldstategop
From her Facebook page:


"Surpassing fair, more pleasant than fair."

16 posted on 02/27/2013 11:48:25 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
I couldn't resist. I had to share the penultimate screenshot for the ages:


Mazel Tov, Yityish Aynaw!

17 posted on 02/27/2013 11:52:21 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
Only a full screenshot does her full justice:


Enjoy!

18 posted on 02/27/2013 11:58:46 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
I can't say I'm in love now:


"Fairest beauty that desireth increase, shall never die."

19 posted on 02/28/2013 12:15:02 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
When you are crowned a queen, only heaven surpasses human reflection:


Yityish Aynaw, remain blessed in Israel!

20 posted on 02/28/2013 12:18:46 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Carbonsteel
No surprise here. A restaurant in Silicon Valley was owned and run by a former Ethiopian Miss Universe. It was a great attraction among us geeks who didn't care that it was not an impressive or expensive place - and we got to eat with our hands. The owner was dazzling, very smart, and a businesswoman. Many of us had to ask “Which one is the owner, because there were at least four gorgeous Ethiopian women, only one of whom was a sister of the owner.

Then there are the worlds greatest female middle distance runners, every one of whom is at least beautiful, and several who would flatter any motion picture screen. The whole Dibaba family of beautiful women, world record and Olympic gold medal winners, from Tirunish, “The Baby Faced Assassin”, to her 40 something aunt, and her 18 year old baby sister, who recently defeated Meseret, are stunning. Then there is Meseret Defar, Olympic gold at 5000 meters, who is charming, beautiful, very Christian, thanking Jesus to the worldwide audience at the finish of her London Gold in the 5000 over Tirunesh, and doing all sorts of community work when not competing. These women don't take a village to raise a family, the support their extended families and villages with their income from winning races. Then there is Meseret’s frequent teammate, the amazing Sentiyehu Ejigu, amazing for running the second fastest 3000 meters in the World with a lovely, and completely relaxed face that could have been the one the cameras pick out in the crowd during a break in the action. Ejigu looks a bit like the Israeli/Ethiopian woman.

Why Ethiopians should produce so many beauties is an interesting anthropological question? Ethiopians are clearly a mix of Arab and African genes. Being Christian, at least for the time being - Obama and his patrons are working to turn Ethiopia and Kenya into Muslim states - they dress like women who like to be appreciated. We might be surprised at what lurks under those Burkas in the Arab states. We know, because they use her to market Islam, that Alwaleed bin-Talal’s third wife is stunning (see her at the opening of the Cambridge branch of the Alwaleed bin-Talal Center for Islamic Studies, which followed Harvard's and Georgetown's, and American U., and which you can find on Youtube).

21 posted on 02/28/2013 12:21:53 AM PST by Spaulding
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To: goldstategop

Yup. She won.


22 posted on 02/28/2013 12:54:41 AM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Spaulding

Just for the record, Yityish Aynaw is not a Christian Ethiopian. She is a Jewish Ethiopian, a Falasha, and a direct descendant of King Soloman and The Queen of Sheba by their son Menelik 1.

The Falasha call themselves Beta Israel—the house of Israel—and used the Torah to guide their prayers and memories of the heights of Jerusalem as they lived in their thatched huts in Ethiopia. They follow Jewish traditions including circumcision, observing the Sabbath, attending synagogue, and following dietary and purity laws.

The miracle of Israel’s Operation Solomon is has brought back this ancient Jewish community to rejoin the rest of the Jewish people in Israel. Another tribal group returns. :)


23 posted on 02/28/2013 1:26:57 AM PST by Never A Dull Moment
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To: goldstategop
She competed against this...

...and won?

Somebody stuffed the ballot box!!

24 posted on 02/28/2013 2:18:04 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: TXnMA
She competed against this... ...and won? Somebody stuffed the ballot box!!

I agree. Even Israel has to appease the minorities now and then.

25 posted on 02/28/2013 2:52:54 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: goldstategop

What a beauty!


26 posted on 02/28/2013 4:34:49 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: TXnMA

Sorry that gorgeous gal doesn’t fit YOUR narrow minded view of beauty. PrY tell why she isn’t as pretty as any of those other beautiful women?


27 posted on 02/28/2013 4:43:47 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: TXnMA

Sorry that gorgeous gal doesn’t fit YOUR narrow minded view of beauty. PrY tell why she isn’t as pretty as any of those other beautiful women?


28 posted on 02/28/2013 4:43:47 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: TXnMA

Sorry that gorgeous gal doesn’t fit YOUR narrow minded view of beauty. PrY tell why she isn’t as pretty as any of those other beautiful women?


29 posted on 02/28/2013 4:44:42 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: raybbr; TXnMA

You two are fools. She’s a beautiful woman. She won. Your petty racism is embarrassing.


30 posted on 02/28/2013 5:03:01 AM PST by bigdaddy45
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31 posted on 02/28/2013 5:30:22 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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32 posted on 02/28/2013 5:31:05 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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33 posted on 02/28/2013 6:39:57 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: goldstategop

BFL. She’s a hottie. No doubt about that.


34 posted on 02/28/2013 6:50:28 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: goldstategop

She’s a beauty. Based strictly on looks, I’d pick the far left woman in the first picture and in the second pic, first row, second from the left.

All of them are pretty.


35 posted on 02/28/2013 6:57:09 AM PST by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: bigdaddy45
She's very beautiful. But, good Lord:

"She said during the competition that she hoped to go into modeling “to change attitudes to dark-skinned models."

What exactly ARE these attitudes to dark-skinned models? Are they being refused jobs because they're black? Every time I see video or pictures of a fashion show, or whatever, I see black models.

Must everything be about race?

36 posted on 02/28/2013 7:05:40 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: goldstategop

Exactly. Every night, for the past 35 years, I have been blessed to sleep next to a woman as you described.


37 posted on 02/28/2013 7:32:27 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: bigdaddy45; TXnMA

“You two are fools. She’s a beautiful woman. She won. Your petty racism is embarrassing.”

In your opinion. She’s kind of cute but the other women in pic are better looking.

It’s good to know that some FReepers now equate personal taste with racism. You have learned well from your liberal overlords.


38 posted on 02/28/2013 7:53:43 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: raybbr

I get that personal taste in beauty varies. I thought some of the other women were hotter myself. But immediately the argument becomes “well I guess she won because she’s black”. Thats just as silly as what the liberals do (well, i guess he or she DIDN’T win because she was black.)

I didn’t equate personal taste with racism. The posters who put this down as an Israeli affirmative action decision did. And I just called them out. So take your “liberal overlord” crap somewhere else.


39 posted on 02/28/2013 8:28:48 AM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: goldstategop

The Queen of Sheba heard of the wisdom of King Solomon and paid him a visit, and now you’re looking at history!

QUEEN OF SHEBA (960 B.C.)

Written by Legrand H. Clegg II

Historian

http://wysinger.homestead.com/sheba.html


40 posted on 02/28/2013 11:01:54 AM PST by Jeremiah Jr (EL CHaY)
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To: goldstategop

She is beautiful.

She must be a Falasha.


41 posted on 02/28/2013 2:15:46 PM PST by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Yes dear

Everything is about race today.....or anything quote minority the better

And freeper love to call folks racist

Its a self importance thing

And those most prone who left in 2007 to anti freep have mostly sneaked back in tails dragging

I expect howlin bayourod dane illbay or sinkspur back anyday now

We are in a fight over going left or right on preference as a party and a forum

Hang tuff


42 posted on 02/28/2013 2:52:14 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: wardaddy

Hello, wardaddy

Being called racist is something I lose very little sleep over...anybody can let ‘er rip, I can take it.

I can understand why the anti-Freep folks are heading back here. Last week while FR was down, I took a look over there. Their site has gone down the tubes, many have made an exit, and they’re mourning what might have been. Now, I don’t believe in karma, but if I did, I’d say it bit them in the rear.

God bless


43 posted on 02/28/2013 6:14:53 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: haffast

What a beautiful woman!

One can see how the Queen of Ethiopia may have looked. One would understand why Solomon would have certainly have given the Queen his full attention when she visited.


44 posted on 03/01/2013 4:19:26 PM PST by madison10
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