My response posted 2020.03.16 in Arutz 7 (http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/25381).
While it disqualifies non-Jews, “from among your brothers” did NOT imply “native-born” Israeli in the days of Mosheh and the Erev Rav of the Yetziah. Adding this racist element that contradicts Mosheh and Tanakh (you shall not boil a kid in its mother’s milk) is a recent–racist–reform of “Orthodox” rabbis opposed to the Enlightenment and amplified by Nuremberg.
This racism is also the primary cause in the schism dividing world Jewry.
A geir was a non-Israeli learning the basics of Tanakh-centric Israeli (pre-Judaic) life. Upon converting, (s)he became an Israeli(t) differentiated in NO WAY from a “native-born” Israeli — no longer a “convert” (don’t boil the kid in…) nor geir. Even the “learning period”, determining the duration of the temporary geir status, remained a matter of great controversy, ranging from Hileil to Shamai.
Today’s Ashkenazi and Sephardi rabbis, deriving from the remnants of the Roman Empire (Europe) in which (a number of DNA studies have unanimously demonstrated) only the Sadducees sought refuge, are a resurrection of Sadducee rule. (Roman-phobic / Hellenism-phobic Pharisees sought refuge outside of the Roman Empire, in Asia and Africa, today’s Eidot ha-Mizrakh Jews–the most pristine heritage of Tanakh and our Patriarchs.)
We must not allow Israel to deteriorate into a contradiction of Mosheh (i.e. contra-Tanakh, faux-halakhic), racist, Dark Ages, xenophobic dystopia–not essentially different (just different superseding displacement-theology source books) from priest- or mufti-ruled states.