Hal, my post #60 was actually written tongue in cheek. Once AV talked about Judeans and the Joseph Tomb, I realized there was no real knowledge there. However, your post did provide me with some news, which I would appreciate getting some source for. For example, before the Arab conquest the holyland area was Christian. Why then Christian Palestinians are descended from the Nabateans, who were from Arabia themselves although they left perhaps a millenium before Muhammad? Why not from all the inhabitants of pre-Arab conquest? Another question: How many people came from Arabia? There couldn't be so many as to displace the entire population of the Middle East, but to convert them, and then mix in with them. These are all Arabs today, even if the majority of genes did not come from Arabia.
- 10:41 PM
from the article: Hypocrisy in Hebron