Entire "DNA" argument is silly and a waste of time - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 27.11.09 | 22:34 (IST)

    The whole notion that rights to the land should or could be based on tracing DNA back 2 or three thousand years is ridiculous. In fact it's rather creepy. Most people's genetic makeup is a mix of various groups and races. Go back only several centuries and each person has thousands of ancestors that contributed to their DNA. Whether an Israeli Jew or a Palestinian can trace 60% of their DNA or 40% or 75% to someone who came from Palestine 2000 years ago is so silly and besides the point. There are

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    First published 15:30 27.11.09 | Last updated 15:42 27.11.09
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