Some Jews ARE Arabs - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ron
    • 29.12.10 | 16:58 (IST)

    My grandparents come from Iraq, both are completely fluent in Arabic. My grandfather told me he thinks of himself as a Jewish Arab. And why not, in Israel there are Jewish, Christian and Muslim Arabs, who are more similar to each other in many ways than to European Jews. As the Ashkenazim loved to remind them. Judaism IS, per definition a religion, not an ethnicity and certainly not a nationality. That there is a genetic link is probably due to the fact that Jewish communities that survived stuck together and married within the community as much as possible. Still, line up 10 Ashkenazim and 10 Sfaradim and I'm sure you'll be able to separate the two groups with ease. BTW you should really learn the proper meaning of anti-semite before you use. Its gratuitous use like this that makes it meaningless

    from the article: Israeli population stands at 7,695,000 at end of 2010
    First published 14:14 29.12.10 | Last updated 14:14 29.12.10
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