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.
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: An Israeli in awe of a Palestinian act of non-violence