Re: INTERESTING: NEW GENOME STUDY DESTROYS ZIONIST CLAIMS TO PALESTINE
By Billym Date: Saturday, 2-Mar-2013 14:34:53
Very interesting article and research. I am putting a few links below to more information about Dr. Eran Elhaik's research including the actual papers he wrote (in PDF format).
I always thought it was peculiar that "Jewish-ness" was something proclaimed to be inherited (through, I think, a person's maternal lineage). That is, one is born Jewish, or not. It seemed peculiar because at first I was approaching the subject from the standpoint of religion; I was trying to learn about the Jewish religion, because I was always interested in the broader topic of 'all religions'.
It seemed strange to me that there was a 'religion' which was hereditary. I don't know of any other religion which one inherits by blood. Of course I was rather naive at that time; I had not yet come to the crux of matter: is being 'Jewish' a question of one's religion? Or is it question of one's genetics? I still don't know the answer to that. It would seem that in the political realm there are many who want to have it both ways. But how can it be both ways?
The example of course is Israel. How can there be a nation that is founded only for members of a particular religion? At the same time, one can ask, how can there be a nation that is founded only for members of a particular blood line? Both ideas seem absurd somehow.
Dean's article about Elhaik's research is interesting but it contains this very important sentence:
"All geopolitical implications below are mine and not Dr. Elhaik’s."
That is why I wanted to look over the research itself. I downloaded the paper to study at my leisure. I found the link at Dr. Elhaik's own website:
TheMissing Link of Jewish European Ancestry: Contrasting
the Rhineland and the Khazarian Hypotheses
There is also this other related paper which, so far, seems to be a bit over my head technically, but I wanted to look it over anyway.
Empirical Distributions of FST from Large-Scale Human
Here is the abstract from the first paper above. Because scholarly language is often very dense, I break the paragraph into several pieces.
The question of Jewish ancestry has been the subject of controversy for over two centuries and has yet to be resolved.
The “Rhineland hypothesis” depicts Eastern European Jews as a “population isolate” that emerged from a small group of German Jews who migrated eastward and expanded rapidly.
Alternatively, the “Khazarian hypothesis” suggests that Eastern European Jews descended from the Khazars, anamalgam of Turkic clans that settled the Caucasus in the early centuries CE and converted to Judaism in the 8th century.
Mesopotamian and Greco–Roman Jews continuously reinforced the Judaized empire until the 13th century. Following the collapse of their empire, the Judeo–Khazars fled to Eastern Europe. The rise of European Jewry is therefore explained by the contribution of the Judeo–Khazars.
Thus far, however, the Khazars’ contribution has been estimated only empirically, as the absence of genome-wide data from Caucasus populations precluded testing the Khazarian hypothesis. Recent sequencing of modern Caucasus populations prompted us to revisit the Khazarian hypothesis and compare it with the Rhineland hypothesis. We applied a wide range of population genetic analyses to compare these two hypotheses. Our findings support the Khazarian hypothesis and portray the European Jewish genome as a mosaic of Near Eastern- Caucasus, European, and Semitic ancestries, thereby consolidating previous contradictory reports of Jewish ancestry.
We further describe a major difference among Caucasus populations explained by the early presence of Judeans in the Southern and Central Caucasus. Our results have important implications for the demographic forces that shaped the genetic diversity in the Caucasus and for medical studies.
He continues on in the Introduction portion to explain more about the two hypotheses, and then dives into the details of the actual research. There are some maps to help understand the movements of various people and some charts of timelines of such movements. At the end there are the usual citations to other research papers, etc.
I can't claim to digest such papers at first glance, which is why I like to download them and have another go at it at a later time.
FOUND AT: http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?noframes;read=270782
Zionists design myth of Jewish genome to usurp Palestine. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Zionists-design-myth-of-Jewish-genome-to-usurp-Palestine.shtml
Date: Saturday, 2-Mar-2013 14:34:53
Date: Saturday, 2-Mar-2013 14:34:53