The Jewish Race


Josiah

 

John R. Houk

© October 10, 2011

 

I have been having a discussion with a pro-Palestinian-Arab individual relation to the Jews having a right to the national heritage. The discussion has been ongoing. It was based on a Prime Minister Netanyahu speech where he proclaimed that Jerusalem is not a Settlement but the Capital of the Jewish Homeland.

 

The discussion surrounded around the point of argument between Jews being a religion or a race. Chugalongway said this in her last comment:

 

Judaism is a religion of converts. I wonder what ethnicity a American Indian is if he became Jewish???????

 

No such thing as the Jewish People. The Jews are made up of many ethnicities from the Lemba Jews, Chinese Jews , Berber Jews to the European Jew. The list is endless because Judaism is a world-wide religion just like Christianity and Islam.

 

So let’s begin to look at the reality of a Jewish race:

 

The new analysis shows that Jewish ancestry reflects a mosaic of genetic sources.  While earlier studies focused on the Middle Eastern component of Jewish DNA, new research has revealed that both Europeans and Central Asians also made significant genetic contributions to Jewish ancestry.  Moreover, while the DNA studies have confirmed the close genetic interrelatedness of many Jewish communities, they have also confirmed what many suspected all along: Jews do not constitute a single group distinct from all others.  Rather, modern Jews exhibit a diversity of genetic profiles, some reflective of their Semitic/Mediterranean ancestry, but others suggesting an origin in European and Central Asian groups.  The blending of European, Semitic, Central Asian and Mediterranean heritage over the centuries has led to today’s Jewish populations. (A MOSAIC OF PEOPLE:  THE JEWISH STORY AND A REASSESSMENT OF THE DNA EVIDENCE; by Ellen Levy-Coffman; http://www.jogg.info)

 

Studies show that a significant majority of global Jewry can trace their DNA back toward the ancient Israelites. It is true that the Diaspora Jews have blended into the races in which they resided for centuries; nonetheless the DNA heritage is still there. Ergo, since Judaic culture maintained itself plus the DNA is there no matter how minute, especially European Jews do have a claim to Israel.

 

Judaism is more than a religion. Judaism is a community derived from ancient Israel that found itself expelled from their homeland first by Assyrians, then Babylonians and lastly by European Romans. Since intermarriage also occurred in the Middle East between Jews and Middle Eastern non-Jews, it appears Middle Eastern Jews retained a larger amount of the ancient Israelite DNA.

 

According to a study that I read it appears that Jews from Asia and India have the least have the least provable amount of Israelite-Jewish DNA. In most cases geneticists cannot make the direct link to most Asian and Indian Jews to the Israelites. This begs the question: Who or Why would someone convert to Judaism with its stringent qualifications to become a Jew and maintain enough of Jewish culture to call their community Jewish? The question is significant because Orthodox Rabbis will not define Chinese Jews and Indian Jews as Jewish because of the lack of heritage followed matrilineally and the Jewish cultural community is diluted to non-existent.

 

In 2010 respected geneticists from America determined that the majority of Jews indeed have a common gene making them a Jewish race beyond a religious culture:

 

Two new genome studies of Jews worldwide prove that the Jewish people — long called the “People of the Book,” the “Chosen People” or, in unkind circles, “those people” — are, indeed, a people after all.

 

The first study, by researchers at New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, found that Jews across the globe share distinct genetic traits that are different from other groups and that trace back to the ancient Middle East.

 

Researchers say the study, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, puts to rest age-old questions about whether Jews are a group of unrelated people who share a religious ideology or a distinct ethnicity with common ancestry.

“The debate is over,” said Dr. Edward R. Burns, one of the lead authors of the study. “The Jewish people are one people with a common genetic thread that evolved in the second or third century BC.”

 

The study, “Abraham’s Children in the Genome Era,” compared the genetic analyses of 237 Jews, including Sephardic (Middle Eastern) and Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jews — as well as an analysis of 418 non-Jews worldwide, and found that the Jews were more closely related to each other than to their fellow countrymen.

 

Past studies have reached similar conclusions, but they looked at smaller populations and considered only blood groups, mitochondrial DNA (a type of DNA passed down by mothers) or Y chromosomes (passed down by fathers).

 

For this inquiry, researchers conducted a genome-wide analysis of the major groups of the Jewish Diaspora — Ashkenazi Jews; Italian, Greek and Turkish Sephardic Jews; and Iranian, Iraqi and Syrian Jews.

 

The study — and a second genetic study published Friday in the journal Nature — scientifically undermines arguments made by those who challenge Jews’ historical relationship to Israel, such as former White House correspondent Helen Thomas, who resigned last week after saying Jews in Israel should “go home” to Germany, Poland and the United States.

 

Turns out, the Jews in Israel are already there.

 

… (Genetic testing raises an age-old question — are the Jews a people, or a religion? By MAYRAV SAAR; Posted: 12:15 AM, June 13, 2010 – Last Updated: 5:15 AM, June 13, 2010; New York Post)

Is there a Jewish faith? Yes. Is there a Jewish race? Yes. Are all Jews religious Jews? Not necessarily; indeed some may be Jewish and participate in another religion. Check this out:

 

A big number of Palestinian Muslims have decided to convert from Islam to Judaism. Barukh HaShem. Besides the fact that some are aware of their Jewish ancestry, a increased number of Palestinian Muslims in cities such as Hebron and Shekhem (Nablus) have converted back to Judaism and Samaritanism as well as learning the truth in Judaism and the Torah. Because of their fear of Hamas persecuting them for accepting the one and only G-d, where all prophets are equally loved by him in Judaism, many of them practice secretly in their homes, other have gone to live in Israel. G-d bless them and guide them to Torah learning. Amen

 

This is the summary to part one of a two part video on YouTube:

 

Palestinian Muslims convert to Judaism Part 1

 

Palestinian Muslims convert to Judaism Part 2

 

Science doesn’t lie, it is the human conclusions that are manipulated. From the data I have just shown it would be moronic not to conclude that there is a Jewish race:

 

In some of the dry and dusty Palestinian and Bedouin villages they still circumcise their boys after the seventh day. Hidden away in some Palestinian homes are Jewish mezuzahs and tefillin. Some older residents can recall lighting candles on the Sabbath.

 

“Many of the Palestinians know it, but it’s not politically correct to acknowledge this publicly among Muslims,” says Steve Hagerman, founder of Turkish World Outreach. “There are two houses of Israel in the Holy Land: one aligned with the West and primarily secular or Jewish and the other aligned with the East and primarily Islam.”

 

When the northern kingdom of Israel was deported by the Assyrians in 745-702 B.C., most were sent to the east, Hagerman notes. After the Roman conquest, many Jews were carried away as slaves or fled to the west. “Many of the people in southern and central Italy are of Jewish origin, because so many slaves were carried away by the Romans to big estates in southern Italy.”

 

Hagerman cites a documentary that appeared on Israeli television in 2009 that established many common links. The documentary, produced by Nissim Mossek, quotes Rabbi Dov Stein, secretary of the New Sanhedrin, “It becomes clear that a significant part of the Arabs in the land of Israel are actually descendants of Jews who were forced to convert to Islam over the centuries,” he says. “There are studies which indicate that 85% of this group is of Jewish origin.”

 

Genetic studies have confirmed the connection. Ariella Oppenheim PhD, a researcher at Hebrew University and the Hadassah Medical School labs, did several important studies in 2000 and 2001. She was able to demonstrate common origins and a number of surprising relationships. Oppenheim established that both the Palestinians and the Jews descended from the Kurds of Babylon, homeland of the patriarch Abraham.

 

Perhaps more surprising, she found the Ashkenazi Jews from Europe are genetically closer to the Palestinians than Middle East Jews.

 

… (Many surprised by genetic and cultural links between Palestinians and Jews; By Mark Ellis, September 16, 2011; CN Publications)

 

JRH 10/10/11

Author: oneway2day

I am a Neoconservative Christian Right blogger. I also spend a significant amount of time of exposing theopolitical Islam.

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  1. Printed in ‘The Rutherford Reader’
    Oct 20, 2011

    Tears for Israel

    All our enemies have opened their mouths against us. -Lamentations 3:46

    Palestinian Authority President Mahoud Abbas asked the 66th United Nations Genertal Assembly to grant unilateral statehood for the Palestinian Authority (PA) on September 23, 2011, and he called for a “spring” for Hamas which continues to call for the destruction of Israel and the deaths of all Jews. Abbas was given a loud ovation by this largely illiberal and undemocratic organization, as he held out an application for statehood and declared, “This is a moment of truth. Our people are waiting to hear the answer of the world.” A great number of facts suggest that the world’s answer should be a resounding “No!”

    The Palestinian leadership has steadfastly refused a negotiated peace and statehood when it was offered to them through negotiations. Palestinians rejected a state in 1948, again in 2000 at Camp David and also in 2008 with Israeli Prime Minister Olmert. PM Ehud Barak accepted President Clinton’s plan in 2000, while Yasser Arafat rejected it. These negotiations contained extensive concessions by Israel, but the Palestinians turned their backs on real solutions and in some instances launched wars and more terrorism.

    Israel became a nation two thousand years before the rise of Islam. The people of today’s Israel share a common language and culture heavily influenced through generations of the Jewish heritage and religion. Since 1272 BC, the Jews reigned over the land for one thousand years, and they have had a continued presence in this region for the past 3300 years. Although large numbers of the Jewish people were expelled after the Romans conquered Jerusalem and subsequent occupations of the Land of Israel occurred under Islamic and Christian Crusaders, the Ottoman Empire and the British Empire, during all these centuries small migrations of Jews returning to the area occurred; and, three major waves of returning Jews in the 20th century led to the Jews reestablishing their sovereignty over their ancient homeland as they established the Sovereign Jewish State of Israel in 1948.

    The myth of the “Palestinian nation” was created and disseminated to any sympathetic ear not long after the Jews re-inhabited their historic homeland of Judea and Samaria. Jews come from Judea; “palestinians” do not. “Palestinians” speak the various Arab dialects, and a distinct “Palestinian culture” does not exist separating them from all the other Arabs in the surrounding nations. There has never been a land known as “Palestine” governed by “palestinians”.

    Present day Israel and Jordan were once a part of the area called “Palestine” under the British Mandate. In 1922, Britain allocated 80% of Palestine to Transjordan. In 1947, the U.N. partitioned the remaining land into two states, a second Arab state (Palestine) and Israel. The Arabs of the area began identifying themselves as “palestinians” in 1967, long after Israel had established itself as a nation.

    It is fairly reprehensible to hear Abbas call for an end to “sixty-three years of suffering” by Palestinians under Israeli “occupation”, when the Palestinian leadership had the means and opportunity to create a Palestinian state at several junctures during the past eighty years. These leaders do not want to end the suffering of the Palestinian people. They are insistent on statehood for the sole purpose of continuing the conflict from a position of strength in the U.N. and an increased standing in the International Court in the Hague. This would especially enhance their advocacy for the “right of return” to Israel; Israel would not agree to that in negotiations, which explains why Palestinians want a state without negotiations and without having to make any compromise. Palestinian leaders have used lies and their “refugee” status and misrepresented history for decades as an affront to the Free World and as a weapon against Israel.

    After the Arab attacks on Israel in 1948, one million Jews had to flee Arab nations to avoid pogroms, in much the same way Coptic Christians have fled Iraq and are beginning to flee Egypt today; nearly 350,000 Arabs voluntarily left Israel. These 350,000 Arab refugees were intentionally not integrated into the Arab nations to which they fled. Today, three generations later and with the highest birth rate in the Middle East, their four million descendents are still called “refugees” and are supported by U.N. “refugee” funds. Of the millions of refugees world-wide since WWII, this “palestinian” group is the only refugee group in the world that has not been absorbed into their own peoples’ lands. Returning this mass of millions to tiny Israel, about the size of New Jersey, would immediately eliminate Israel as a Jewish state. This is the real aim of Abbas, as he seeks to achieve by supposedly peaceful means what Hamas could not achieve through unceasing violence and the daily terrorism of rockets and missiles fired into Israel from Gaza!

    Even if Pres. Mahmoud Abbas has sincere intentions regarding peace with Israel, remember that Hamas forced Abbas and the Fatah Party out of Gaza. By acting as a proxy for both the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran, the largest sponsor of world-wide terrorism, Hamas hurts the PA and its cause in Gaza. Hamas myrmidons enforce harsh “justice” to the point of killing opponents, and they are not receptive to rebukes or anything that deflects their charter’s mission of destroying Israel and killing all the Jews, such as peace initiatives. Any so-called “Palestinian state” simply will not be feasible or viable until the two internecine Palestinian factions in Gaza and the West Bank reconcile their differences.

    Last year at the U.N., Pres. Obama stated, “When we come back here next year, we can have an agreement that can lead to a new member of the United Nations, as an independent, sovereign state of Palestine living in peace with Israel.” Pres. Obama has recently distanced himself from suggestions that any agreement would be based on pre-1967 borders, which Prime Minister Netanyahu has forcefully rejected as being an indefensible military position and a threat to Israel’s national security; Obama has also since stated that any Two State Solution must recognize Israel’s right to exist and ensure Israel’s security. But Abbas took Obama’s statement before last year’s U.N. General Assembly as a promise that became the centerpiece of a Palestinian radio commercial promoting PA statehood.

    The U.N. can only grant membership to existing nations, not create nations. From its charter: “Membership…is open to all other peace loving states which accept the obligations contained in the present Charter.” The Palestinian Authority does not meet the legal definition of a “state”, and their “peaceful” status is still highly questionable. The combined territories of Arab nations is nearly 700 times the area of Israel with fifty times the population of Israel. The Arab nations have initiated four wars against Israel: the 1948 War of Independence, 1956 Sinai War, 1967 Six Day War and the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Each time Israel withdrew from most of the areas it captured; Israel has gone to unprecedented lengths and taken great risks to its very existence in the name of peace. Israel’s Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor has stated that the Palestinians could achieve statehood through agreed upon negotiations, but the PA has chosen a course that violates international law, circumvents the peace process and establishes a terrorist led state through unilateral recognotion at the U.N.!

    In these dangerous days, the U.S must stand with Israel with bold and unswerving courage. Israel is our only real ally in the Middle East and possibly around the globe. Also, please recall that Israel has guaranteed full democratic rights to all its citizens from the first day of its existence sixty-three years agio, and today a full 20% of Israel’s citizens are Arabs who enjoy full democratic rights. As one of the five nations with U.N. Security Council veto power, the U.S. is in a position to stop this unilateral act of aggression against Israel, and the U.S. must act in defense of our greatest ally. The former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton has stated that the U.S. should halth funding to the U.N. or any U.N. body and/or nation if they ratify the Palestinian Authority’s bid for statehood; suggest this to your Congressman, because PM Benjamin Netanyahu spoke true as he defiantly labeled the U.N. a “theater of the absurd” and added, “The Palestinians want a state without peace, and you shouldn’t let that happen!”

    Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none. -Yehezke’l 7:25

    by Justin O. Smith

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