Genetics and conversions - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Herve Seligmann
    • 27.11.09 | 19:53 (IST)

    I am not disputing the issue of the civil society in israel. But some facts are important, as in the previous threat by Gilad. The % of Y chromosomes among jews of almost all (but ethiopian) origins is about 20%. This is the same as from Lebanese and Jordanian populations, and is very different from the populations where diaspora jews live (europe, marokko, irak etc). It is possible that the presumed conversions in the Roman empire involved mainly women (they do not have a Y chromosome).

    from the article: Shlomo Sand's 'The Invention of the Jewish People' is a success for Israel
    First published 15:30 27.11.09 | Last updated 15:42 27.11.09
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