People migrated to the Mediterranean area FIRST, and stayed there. Modern geneticists, including the Human Genome Project and and the UCLA/Israel studies opine that Palestine is 10,000 years old. Abraham wasn't even a glean in his great-great-grandaddy's eye back then. Better yet, get your OWN blood haplotyped by the HGP. Ashkenazim are 16% J1s, and almost 84% R1s (Eastern European haplotype). See if you are the one out of eight that has ancient Jewish DNA. It's fun!
Russian airstrikes hit Syrian provinces of Hama and Idlib (Reuters)
from the article: Settlements will continue to determine Israel's future