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    Are Palestinians descended from Hebrews?

    Everyone calls Palestinians Arabs, but am I the only person who suspects that they're actually descended from Biblical Hebrews? People of many different ethnic backgrounds have converted to Islam and adopted the Arabic language and identity. You even have Black people in Sudan who identify as Arabs. For this reason, I think it likely that the so-called Palestinian "Arabs" are really Hebrews who switched religions and languages.

    At any rate, Palestinians almost certainly look more like the Hebrews than lily-white European Jews.

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    Re: Are Palestinians descended from Hebrews?

    I remember a genetic study being done a few years ago, which concluded that the Palestinians and the Jews are essentially the same, as far as genetics goes. The difference is cultural and religious.
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    Re: Are Palestinians descended from Hebrews?

    Some of them are likely to be.

    If you're a Biblical literalist, then they certainly are. We all are.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Are Palestinians descended from Hebrews?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Some of them are likely to be.

    If you're a Biblical literalist, then they certainly are. We all are.
    A literalist may say we are all descended from Adam and Eve, however by the time the Bible establishes a people known as "Hebrews" there are clearly other separate groups. For example Abraham could be called the first Jew, but he was not a Hebrew and by his time other kinds of people populated the Earth.

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    Re: Are Palestinians descended from Hebrews?

    Arent they both Semites?
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    Re: Are Palestinians descended from Hebrews?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jabrosky View Post
    Everyone calls Palestinians Arabs, but am I the only person who suspects that they're actually descended from Biblical Hebrews? People of many different ethnic backgrounds have converted to Islam and adopted the Arabic language and identity. You even have Black people in Sudan who identify as Arabs. For this reason, I think it likely that the so-called Palestinian "Arabs" are really Hebrews who switched religions and languages.

    At any rate, Palestinians almost certainly look more like the Hebrews than lily-white European Jews.

    What does a "Hebrew" look like?

    Sweeping statements such as the topic header seldom describe anything accurately.

    As those we now know as the Israelites or Judeans have only been around for about 3500 years, perhaps less, and humans have been living in the region for at least 50-60,000 years, it would be more accurate to say the ancient Jews (Hebrews) and those people we now call the Palestinians had common ancestors.

    Archaeology of the late 20th C shows that the Israelites and Judeans split away from a people known as the Canaanites.
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    Re: Are Palestinians descended from Hebrews?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jabrosky View Post
    Everyone calls Palestinians Arabs, but am I the only person who suspects that they're actually descended from Biblical Hebrews? People of many different ethnic backgrounds have converted to Islam and adopted the Arabic language and identity. You even have Black people in Sudan who identify as Arabs. For this reason, I think it likely that the so-called Palestinian "Arabs" are really Hebrews who switched religions and languages.

    At any rate, Palestinians almost certainly look more like the Hebrews than lily-white European Jews.

    "Lily White" European Jews, eh?

    What racist twaddle.
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    Re: Are Palestinians descended from Hebrews?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    "Lily White" European Jews, eh?

    What racist twaddle.
    I've seen some European Jews who could pass for Hitler's Aryan ideal. One of them went to junior high with me.

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    Re: Are Palestinians descended from Hebrews?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    "Lily White" European Jews, eh?

    What racist twaddle.
    Dontcha know that you can't be racist against Lily White folks?
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    Re: Are Palestinians descended from Hebrews?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jabrosky View Post
    I've seen some European Jews who could pass for Hitler's Aryan ideal. One of them went to junior high with me.
    Your rhetoric is starting to sound like it can pass for Hitler's ideal as well.
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