About 34% of them still carry the ancient Jewish bloodlines, as do about 59% of Negev Bedouins. This compared with about 16% of Ashkenazim. The modern, European Jews are in the unenviable position of disposessing the descendants of the ancient Jews. That must be the VERY definition of irony!
In Bahrain, 2 police officers killed, 6 wounded in bombing (AP)
from the article: Israeli archaeologists uncover base of 6th Roman Legion in Galilee