#29 Shai's false "facts" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Bob
    • 02.03.10 | 20:55 (IST)

    Shai, Care to cite any genetic studies showing that Jews and Arabs are the same people? In fact, all reputable studies indicate that Jews are more closely related to Kurds, the only other surviving native group from the ancient Middle east. Palestinians and other Arabs are from Saudi Arabia, and all of them are indistinguishable. You also falsely compare Palestinians to the modern Brits. Palestinians and Jews are more like Americans and Native Americans, the same way I cannot claim Native American heritage as my own, Palestinian Arabs cannot claim the native inhabitants (i.e. Jews) heritage as their own. As for "Philistines" this just shows the lack of knowledge, they were Phoenicians and had nothing to do either with Jews or Arabs. Some of their blood survives in Lebanon's Maronites.

    from the article: Palestinian archeology gets int'l boost ahead of 2011 statehood plan
    First published 16:34 02.03.10 | Last updated 16:38 02.03.10
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