Friday, November 19, 2004

Journal axes gene research on Jews and Palestinians

This shouldnt be a suprise to those who what a semite is and what a semite isnt. Academic freedom is great unless ofcourse you're one of the "chosen people" who dont like facts and figures.

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Ginny said...

Assalamu alaikum, I'm not sure if this is related, but it seems I heard or read soemthing a few years back, which said smething about how closely genetically related the Arabs and Jews of the Middle East were. Inshallah, tomorrow, I'll come back and actually read the article, just wanted to post this, since the thought occured to me.

Leila M. said...

Well if you're speaking historically, they are pretty much from the same origin. Original Jews being Sephardic rather than Ashkenazi, they stemmed from the same regional area as Arabs. Their linguistic family is even the same...

I know there's been genetic studies on the Y-gene and the Cohen population, which eventually led to the proof that the African Jewish population were, indeed, of the same origin as the lighter and white Cohens.

I think many times these studies are scuttled for one of two reasons-- the fear of the strong return of eugenic-style thinking, and also the fear of the Other (ie racism.) Many populations loath to include a variant population with the same origins--

American examples of this-- the Cherokee tribe and some others have had a difficult time overcoming their racism against allowing black Cherokees onto their rolls. Another one-- the White descendants of Thomas Jefferson are many times still in blatant denial (not just a river in Egypt) even after the genetic proof of his genetics within the descendants of Sally Hemmings...