#74 Fox. Jebusites built Jerusalem - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ron
    • 22.11.09 | 20:43 (IST)

    Mr Fox is refreshing. Usually when a Jew doesn't like what he reads, he charges the author with that hackneyed phrase, "anti-semite." Regarding the forebears of Palestinians, it is difficult to prove a claim over 3,000 years old. Its about as difficult to prove as that written in the Hebrew Bible. So that must be nonsense too. The Bible reports on the presence of Jebusites in Canaan when the Israelite tribes arrived. According to the work of numerous historians and scholars, "the majority of the Palestinians Arabs are descendants of the ancient Jebusites." Recent genetic evidence has demonstrated that "Palestinians as an ethnic group represent modern descendants of a core population that lived in the area since prehistoric times." The New York University School of Medicine and the National Academy of Science have established that Middle East Jewish men have a common genetic signature with Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian men, and not with any other non-Jews in the world.

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    First published 15:19 09.11.09 | Last updated 19:56 15.11.09
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