Abount 38% of Palestinians are direct descendants of the ancient Jews. Only about 16% of Aahkenazim are of ancient Jewish blood. I am a descendant of the ancient Jews, but not Jewish. My Jewish husband is not a descendant. He thinks that's a HOOT! ;-) The irony is that in Israel, the descendants of the ancient Jews are being persecuted and diasporized by the modern Jews.
U.S.-led coalition stages 41 airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq - joint command (Reuters)
from the article: An Israeli in awe of a Palestinian act of non-violence