Israeli historian: ‘Jews are not Semitic people’
Israeli historian, professor Eran Elhaik (Johns Hopkins University) in a study published by the Genome Biology And Evolution on December 5, 2012, had claimed that the European Jews (Ashkenazis) are not Semitic (Hebrew) people but are decendents of Khazarian Turkic tribes.
This revelation by a member of fellow tribe – hit the very core of the Zionists’ myth that ancestors of Eyropean Jews were expelled from historic Palestine by the Goyim armies. Instead of challenging Dr. Elhaik’s claim that previous genetic studies conducted by Jewish scientists like Harry Ostrer (Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine), were intentionally cooked the books (‘Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People’, etc.) to support Zionist narrative.
Since the publication of the study, Elhaik has been called “a self-hating Jew” and “antisemite”. Fed-up with Supremacists’ name-calling – Elhaik has thrown an open challenge to his accusers to come up with some new genetic data to prove that European Jews belong to the original Semite tribes.
“Though oral history suggests Middle Eastern ties to almost all Jewish community, genetic evidence is scant. The question of Jewish origin has broad implications beyond history, which have critical relevance for medicine, anthropology, linguistics, social justice, and more,” says Elhaik. You can read more on this subject at Elhaik’s personal website, here.
Elhaik explains his position on this subject as follows: “Some people say Jewishness is a religion. People can join or depart from it, like in any other religion. Others say that Jewishness is in the genes, i.e., looking at one’s genome can tell you if this person is a Jew. This camp consists of scientists who also claim that all Jews in the world share that genetic part as opposed to non-Jews [who do not]. Moreover, the State of Israel now uses tests for Jewishness based on such studies. To make it more clear, according to this camp, one can envision a biological weapon targeted to wipe out only Jews.
To put this question to test, I propose to see whether the genetic Jewishness camp can prove their claims. I will simulate Jews’ and non-Jews’ offspring by taking genetic data of Jews and non-Jews and creating offspring that would have Jew-Jew and nonJew-nonJew and Jew-nonJew parents. If Jewishness is in the genes, scientists should be able to correctly detect which of the offspring is Jews and which are not by following the Jewish gene. If they are wrong then Jewishness is a religion not a genetic condition, then their papers should be retracted. Consequently, it would prove that no test can be used to detect Jews, suggesting that the test employed by the state of Israel is for Ashkenazi Jews only (this is the reference population used in these cases) [should be stopped]. Major proponents of the “Jewishness in the gene” were personally invited this morning and so was Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs .”
Another Jewish historian, Benjamin H. Freedman, in his book ‘Facts Are Facts‘, also claimed that Ashkenazis are not Semitic people, but went even further by claiming that the word “Jew” did not come into existence until the year 1775.
On November 21, 2001, Israeli daily Haaretz reported a DNA study conducted by Hebrew University professors Ariella Oppenheim and Marina Feirman found out that “there is a close genetic connection between Jews and Kurds”. According to Israeli sources, there are over 50,000 Israeli Kurd Jewish citizens.