Jared Armstrong launched a campaign, trying to make his point that he should be allowed to become an Israeli citizen.

JERUSALEM POST
Jewish-American basketball player fights for his right to make Aliyah
by Zvika Klein
February 15, 2022

He grew up as an observant Jewish African-American boy in Philadelphia. He played basketball professionally, and after visiting Israel on Taglit-Birthright Israel, he decided to make aliyah – immigrate to Israel and make it his home. Yet Jared Armstrong had no idea that he was in for a roller-coaster of bureaucracy from the Israeli government. It decided that even though he went through a Conservative conversion, he was not eligible to make aliyah. Recently, Armstrong has launched a campaign, trying to make his point that he should be allowed to become an Israeli citizen…He explained, “I grew up an observant Jew. We kept Shabbat and the High Holy Days. I was not allowed to play sports on Saturday, instead you would find me in shul.” READ MORE

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