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Re: [casi] The New York Times: a proposal for ethnic cleansing in Iraq

re: Study: close genetic connection between Jews,

Dear List,

It is very easy to take a scientific finding and twist
it to suit one’s agenda. This has been done all the
time in history, and the manipulation of the genetic
research here is no exception.

I do not doubt the results of the study; that Kurds
and some Israelis, as well as Armenians, Russians and
Polish are genetically connected. My comments relate
to the conclusions drawn from the study.

First of all, the study confuses two concepts: Kurds
as an ethnic group, and Jews as a religious group.
Zionism has endeavored through its history to convince
people, especially in the European West, that the Jews
constitute a nation and that Judaism is a national
identity. They have tried to base their occupation of
Palestine on the myth that since the Jews came from
Palestine, they should therefore claim it. Zionism was
assisted by colonialist Britain which promised the
“Jews” Palestine as their “national homeland”… And so
to talk of “Jews” and “Kurds” on the same level is
like talking of “Serbs” and “Muslims”. In both cases
the analogy is faulty and, for a scientific study,
very “unscientific”..

The study groups most definitely had common ancestors,
but they DID NOT originate from the northern half of
the Fertile Crescent, where northern Iraq and Turkey
are today. The study is based on assumptions that lack
in scientific proof; that “Jews” all came from
Palestine and that they are all Semites. It
furthermore contradicts previous Zionist claims..

Scholars have long disputed the Zionist myth that ALL
Jews are of Semitic origin, and have in fact concluded
that most Jews are non-Semites. Professor Philip Hitti
writes in his book “History of the Arabs” the
“In Europe and America the word “Semite” has come to
possess a primarily Jewish connotation, and that on
account of the wide dispersion of the Jews in these
continents. The “Semitic features” often referred to,
including the prominent nose, are not Semitic at all.
They are exactly the characteristics which
differentiate the Jew from the Semitic type and
evidently represent an acquisition from early
intermarriages between the Hittite-Hurrians and the

The Sephardic Jews are in all likelihood mostly, but
not all, descended from the people of the actual
Diaspora. The European Jews on the other hand,
especially the Jews from Central and Eastern Europe,
are far more likely to be descended from the Kazars
which were a tribe from the Crimean area of Russia who
converted to Judaism in the twelfth Century. The
people who refer to themselves as Ashkenazi Jews are
not Semites because they do not descend from Noah's
son Shem. They are an Ashkenazi Khazar people group,
who descend from Noah's son Japheth. Approximately 90
percent of the Jews in the world call themselves
Ashkenazi Jews.

The Jewish Encyclopedia describes the Kazars or
“Chazars” as they are also called as: “A people of
Turkish origin whose life and history are interwoven
with the very beginnings of the history of the Jews of
Russia. The kingdom of the Chazars was firmly
established in most of South Russia long before the
foundation of the Russian monarchy by the Varangians
(855). Jews have lived on the shores of the Black and
Caspian seas since the first centuries of the common
era. Historical evidence points to the region of the
Ural as the home of the Chazars. Among the classical
writers of the Middle Ages they were known as the
"Chozars," "Khazirs," "Akatzirs," and "Akatirs," and
in the Russian chronicles as "Khwalisses" and "Ugry

In the year 740 A.D. the Khazar kingdom in Eastern
Europe officially converted to JUDAISM. A century
later, they were crushed by the incoming Slavic people
and were scattered over Central Europe where they
became known as Jews. It is from this group that most
of the German and Polish Jews came and they make up
the predominance of Jewish people found in America.

What this study does is add proof to the theories that
Ashkenazi Jews have NOTHING to do with Palestine or
with Semitism. It certainly does not provide any proof
that today’s Jews, mostly Ashkenazi,  came from the
shores of the Mediterranean.

Several studies agree that most of the Kurds probably
descend from Indo-European tribes which settled, as
far back as 4,000 years ago, among the original
inhabitants in the mountains on the frontier of what
is now Iraq, Iran and Turkey. The Kurds themselves
maintain that they are descendants of the Medes, but
no proof exists. In the long history of the area,
Kurds are relatively new comers to the northern half
of the Fertile Crescent. They are not indigenous to
the land of Mesopotamia and are furthermore not
Semitic people.  The majority of the Kurds speak a
language originating in north-west Iran.

One can safely conclude that today’s Jews have no
claim on Semitism and no claim on Palestine. They have
all the right to claim the shores of the Black and
Caspian seas as a land on which to dwell and establish
a Kingdom, but not on the land of Palestine..


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