Miss Israel meets President Obama…. picture

Obama-Miss Israel

Miss Israel meets President Obama….

· Miss Israel 2013 Yityish Aynaw – the first Ethiopian black -Israeli lady to win the coveted pageant crown.  Miss Aynaw, after crowned, met US President Barack Obama at a gala dinner.

President Obama Meets with First-Ever Ethiopian Crowned Miss Israel
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 Israelis an Ethiopian Jewish immigrant to Israel.
She joined President Obama recently 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.
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  • Hylton Fernandes  On April 1, 2013 at 12:50 am

    The selection of a Black Woman to be Miss Israel is a token to appease the world of Israel’s racist policies. Every nation will see this as what it is, an apartheid state, and are not going to be fooled by this ruse!

  • Cyril Balkaran  On April 1, 2013 at 2:16 am

    This has already happened. May be its a step in the right direction. Who knows. Isarel is a State without Peace and God’s Love. We must pray for a change of those ugly policies that will not bring Peace, Progress nor Prosperity to this troubled State of Isarel. Congrats to Miss Isarel anyway. may her rule be Fruitful for the year she reigns!

    • Thinker  On April 4, 2013 at 6:28 am

      More Peace and Love in Israel than in many of the neighbouring countries. Time for serious analysis rather than trite statements. God has nothing to do with anything.

  • vj metcalfe  On April 1, 2013 at 4:39 am

    She is beautiful!

  • George L  On April 1, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    A very good move by Israel. May Miss Israel reign be of happiness and peace.

    • Thinker  On April 4, 2013 at 6:21 am

      Can someone ask her what she thinks of the forceable sterilization of Falasha women?

  • Boris  On April 4, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    She is lovely and I hope she wins Ms. Universe as well!

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