"Semitic" does not denote any ethnic group or "race", but a language family. Since Hebrew is the language of speech, literature and prayer among all Jews, andHebrew is a Semitic language, therefore, by your twisted definition, all Jewsw are "Semitic". Much more important are the latest geneticstudies on DNA and y-chromosomes, which show that European Jews and Middle Eastern (Arab) Jews are more closely related to one another than they are to the non-Jewish populations of their host countries.
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from the article: Israeli population stands at 7,695,000 at end of 2010