Well, Hamas, or not Hamas, 38% of Palestinians are descendants of the ancient - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Melissa
    • 14.10.13 | 04:41 (IDT)

    Jews. Fifty percent of Negav Bedouines and 76% of Yemeni ALSO carry the ancient Jewish DNA. This beats our the Ashkenazim, of whom only 16% have the ancient Jewish blood. The rest are descended of Ashkenazim are descended from converts. But, what's wrong with being a convert? Isn't CHOOSING to be Jewish and going through a process to BECOME Jewish at least as much of a commitment as being born of a Jewish mother? That being said, there's something awfully ironic about the children of the modern Jewish converts warring on the children of the ancient patriarchs.

    from the article: Study traces Ashkenazi roots to European women who probably converted to Judaism
    First published 03:47 11.10.13 | Last updated 22:28 10.10.13
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