Ahmed, peer-reviewed DNA evidence doesn't show what you claim - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 24.08.10 | 01:26 (IDT)

    But even if it did, I never claimed that the Jews are a nation simply because of a common biological background. Nationhood is established by a collection of similarities, and just as importantly, by mutual commitment of the members of the nation. Those Palestinians that have Jewish blood reject a joint nationhood, so they are not part of the Jewish people anymore than the Arabic Jews are members of the Arab nation. But as long as you are interested in the DNA evidence, please cite one that says that Palestinians are descendants of Jews. What you will find is that all Levant groups share much in common, but stemming from pre-Biblical connections, and not from post-Biblical history. See, e.g., http://epiphenom.fieldofscience.com/2009/01/shared-genetic-heritage-of-jews-and.html

    from the article: You can't be a Jewish Muslim
    First published 01:58 23.08.10 | Last updated 01:58 23.08.10
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