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Palestinians Are Jewish

Claims eccentric Israeli entrepreneur

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Since the establishment of the state of Israel, groups of self-identifying Jews have emerged—often seeking to make aliyah under the Law of Return—from Ethiopia to Colombia. But, Israeli computer entrepreneur Tzvi Misinai told the newspaper Arutz Sheva last week, “In our search for the lost Ten Tribes in India and Afghanistan, we seem to have forgotten to look for their descendants in our very own backyard.”

Crypto-Jewish Palestinians! It may sound like something Michael Chabon dreamed up, but Misinai has spent half a million shekels so far on a quest “to search out the roots of Israel’s Arab enemies—and to inform them of their Judaic roots.” His arguments, though perhaps a bit geopolitically naïve, actually contain some important insights, as Paul Kujawsky at Examiner.com points out: not only does DNA and historical evidence suggest that many present-day Palestinians are the descendants of Jews who converted to Islam over the course of the past millennium, but Misinai has also collected fascinating testimony from Palestinians who say their mothers lit Shabbat candles or who own a menorah that’s been passed down through the generations.

Kujawsky’s deadpan conclusion: Israel might not be too thrilled if “after years of rejecting a Palestinian ‘right of return’” the Palestinians “come in under Israel’s Law of Return anyway”—but then again, “If the Palestinians renounced Islam and sincerely adopted Judaism en masse, the ‘two-state solution’ versus ‘one-state solution’ argument would become moot. The Palestinian war against the Jews would end with the Palestinians joining and enriching the eternal quarrels of the Jews among themselves.”

Arabs of Jewish Descent in Israel [Arutz Sheva]
Are Palestinian Arabs Actually Jewish? [Examiner.com]

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Elizabeth Laitflang says:

I am from the Khsai tribe living in North East India. I believe that I we belong to the ten lost tribes of Israel. We follow the Matrili
neal system and the mother controls the house. In the areas of inheritance it is the daughters who inherites property. I do believe that there some similarity to the jewish matrilineal custom

g35suck says:

The Palestinians were the biblical “jews”. They are the real Jews. The bible warns us of “fake jews” is the book of revelation. These fake jews have no Semitic dna in them. These fake jews all came from Europe. They have blonde hair and pale skin. Their DNA even shows that they’re European. And they speak a European Language called Yiddish. Which only uses the Hebrew Alphabet.

Hebrew, Jews, and Israelite are all different entities. The fake Jews of today have somewhat diluted all three groups into one.

عمر البكوش says:

this is a way interesting article , but some of the paragraphs weren’t accurate , not all of them , only few of them are , the Jews of Palestine were exiled during the Roman rule , and most of the Palestinians today are Ishmaelite Arabs who were the descendants of Ishmael the brother of Isaac , that’s why they have similar genetics with the Jews , a few of them are the descendants of the Canaanites , Phoenicians , philistines , but they mingled and inter-mixed with the Arabs and got a mixed blood , so they count as Arabs in the modern time , only a few fraction of the Israelite Jews , remained in Palestine as Jews not Arabs the following pictures are for some Palestinian Jews who lived in Palestine during the last years of the Ottoman Islamic Caliphate :

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1e/Jews_of_Peki%27in%2C_c._1930.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0a/Jews_in_Jerusalem_1895.jpg

and this is a picture of Palestinian Rabbi (( Moshe Hirsch )) who was the founder of the Jewish Orthodox Anti-Zionist organization (( Neutri Karta )) which opposed the establishment of the Jewish state on the land of Palestine , and was also a close friend to the former Palestinian president (( Yaser Arafat )) , he was also a part of the Palestinian government council in the West Bank :
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ar/e/e1/Rabbi_Moshe_Hirsch.jpg

How is this news? This has ALWAYS been known by everyone accept Israelis who omit the real history of the land from their school curriculum and instead choose to teach Zionist propaganda. Palestinians are the indiginous peoples of Palestine and as such share the DNA of those who have lived and settled the land, and that includes Jews!

Adam Kadmon says:

If we were able to travel back in time, we would

find that the Palestinians descended from the

Ancient Hebrews. Israelites (True Hebrew

descendants) converted to Islam in Seventh

Century and remained in Palestine ever since.

They were never kicked out of Israel, only were

expelled from Jerusalem as a punishment for

rebelling against Rome by Emperor Hadrian who

renamed Israel Palestine. It is ironic that the

Palestinians are now on the receiving end of

punishment from so-called Jewish refugee

descendants (whom Hebrews/Israelites converted

to Judaism long time ago) from Europe and Russia

which they inflicted on the Cannanites centuries

ago.

I KNOW THE TRUTH WHY THE PALESTINIANS GOT

PUNISHED BECAUSE THEY PUT YAHWEH’S FIRST BORN

SON JESUS ON THE CROSS THEN IT PISSED OFF YAHWEH

AND YAHWEH TOOK REVENGE ON THE PALESTINIAN

HEBREWS. YAHWEH IS EVIL AND HE MADE HIS CHOSEN

PEOPLE EVIL AS WELL. HE CREATED RUSSIAN AND

EUROPEAN JEWS AND GOT THEM MIXED UP WITH THE

PALESTINIANS ON PURPOSE. NOW THE “JEWS” ARE

MAKING THE PALESTINIANS’ LIVES LIVING HELL ON

PURPOSE WHILE THEY LIVE IN LUXURY AND WITH NO

REMORSE. THEY KNEW THE TRUTH ABOUT THE

PALESTINIANS AND THEY DONE NOTHING ABOUT IT!

HELL AWAIT YOU ALL, JEWS! WAKE UP AND HEARKEN

THE TRUTH!

Jews are very evil but so are the Christians who

follow Jewish Teachings and Muslims who follows

Yahweh’s words. The truth about Yahweh and his

Bible/Torah/Koran will come out for that they

are the same conditioned evil teachings of

Yahweh! Expose Yahweh and his Chosen People for

what they are really and everyone will get over

it!

What if Yahweh isn’t what he claimed to be?

Yahweh (His true name is Yud He Vav He) is

really Son of the true Creator of the Universe

called Source. He transgressed against untold

billions of people and usurped Source’s place

while Source slept for billions of years in

retirement. Yahweh’s Mother the Queen Shekinah

and Yahweh himself murdered Source’s first

creation Adam Kadmon and messed up his lover

Uriel (both were Source’s chosen ones to run the

Heavens and Universe. They happen to be both

Male and Female!) so they could take power from

them! They have violated the Universe for

billions of years and lied to everyone about who

was the Creator! Yahweh is truly EVIL and is in

Hell for it!

Here’s excerpts written by someone else from the

Bible about HOW EVIL YAHWEH IS:

The bible God Yahweh/Jehovah/Allah is a Evil

Douchebag and so are the people who Created and

Follow this God and do Terrible things in his

name

God is the author of evil.
I form the light, and create darkness: I make

peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these

things. Isaiah 31:1-2

Shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath

not done it? Amos 3:6
And he is proud of the evil that he creates.

Behold, I will bring evil upon the house of

Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him

that pisseth against the wall. 1 Kings 14:10

Behold, this evil is of the LORD. 2 Kings 6:33

Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Behold, I am

bringing such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah,

that whosoever heareth of it, both his ears

shall tingle. 2 Kings 21:12

I will watch over them for evil, and not for

good. Jeremiah 44:27

I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the

LORD. Jeremiah 45:5

I will send the sword after them, till I have

consumed them. Jeremiah 49:37

Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil

upon this place, and upon the inhabitants

thereof, even all the curses that are written in

the book. 2 Chronicles 34:24

All the evil that the LORD had brought upon him

Job 42:11

The Lord … will bring evil. Isaiah 31:1-2

I will bring evil from the north, and a great

destruction. Jeremiah 4:6

I will bring evil upon this people, even the

fruit of their thoughts. Jeremiah 6:19

I will bring evil upon them, which they shall

not be able to escape; and though they shall cry

unto me, I will not hearken unto them. Jeremiah

11:11

Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I frame evil

against you. Jeremiah 18:11

I will bring evil upon this place, the which

whosoever heareth, his ears shall tingle.

Jeremiah 19:3

I will bring evil upon them. Jeremiah 23:12

For thus saith the LORD … I have brought all

this great evil upon this people. Jeremiah 32:42

Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to

do unto them. Jeremiah 36:3

None of them shall remain or escape from the

evil that I will bring upon them. Jeremiah 42:17

Popeye Thesailorman says:

From it’s very inception, israel never wanted the arabs to leave, they never kicked out anyone and even had it written in their constitution that the arabs were welcomed to stay as full productive citizens with equality, freedom of speech & religion. Had they not retorted to senseless perpetual violence against the Jewish citizens of palestine/Israel (that was the official name of the British mandate territory if you look at the money & stamps of the colony) much of which was created by the arab higher government committee, where they broadcast over all the arabic airwaves for the palestinian arabs to leave while their 6 huge arab armies would invade the country and murder all the Jews. This is not fantasy, it is also collected in the arab press & is officially documented by the United nations as well as in much of the world’s press at the time:

“The Arabs did not want to submit to a truce they rather preferred to abandon their homes, their belongings and everything they possessed in the world and leave the town. This is in fact what they did.”
- Jamal Husseini, Acting Chairman of the Palestine Arab Higher Committee, told to the United Nations Security Council, quoted in the UNSC Official Records (N. 62), April 23, 1948, p. 14

“The Arab exodus from the villages was not caused by the actual battle, but by the exaggerated description spread by Arab leaders to incite them to fight the Jews”
- Yunes Ahmed Assad, refugee from the town of Deir Yassin, in Al Urdun, April 9, 1953

The Arab States encouraged the Palestine Arabs to leave their homes temporarily in order to be out of the way of the Arab invasion armies.
- Falastin (Jordanian newspaper), February 19, 1949

“It must not be forgotten that the Arab Higher Committee encouraged the refugees’ flight from their homes in Jaffa, Haifa, and Jerusalem.”
- Near East Arabic Broadcasting Station, Cyprus, April 3, 1949

“Since 1948 it is we who demanded the return of the refugees… while it is we who made them to leave… We brought disaster upon Arab refugees, by inviting them and bringing pressure to bear upon them to leave… We have rendered them dispossessed… We have accustomed them to begging… We have participated in lowering their moral and social level… Then we exploited them in executing crimes of murder, arson, and throwing bombs upon… men, women and children – all this in service of political purposes…”
- Khaled al Azm, Syria’s Prime Minister after the 1948 war

“The refugees were confident that their absence would not last long and that they would return within a week or two. Their leaders had promised them that the Arab armies would crush the ‘Zionist gangs’ very quickly and that there was no need for panic or fear of a long exile.”
- Monsignor George Hakim, Greek Catholic Bishop of Galilee, in the Beirut newspaper Sada al Janub, August 16, 1948

“As early as the first months of 1948 the Arab League issued orders exhorting the [Arab Palestinian] people to seek a temporary refuge in neighboring countries, later to return to their abodes in the wake of the victorious Arab armies and obtain their share of abandoned Jewish property.” – bulletin of The Research Group for European Migration Problems, 1957

“This wholesale exodus was due partly to the belief of the Arabs, encouraged by the boasting of an unrealistic Arab press and the irresponsible utterances of some of the Arab leaders that it could be only a matter of some weeks before the Jews were defeated by the armies of the Arab States and the Palestinian Arabs enabled to re-enter and retake possession of their country.”
- Edward Atiyah (then Secretary of the Arab League Office in London) in The Arabs (London, 1955), p. 183

“The mass evacuation, prompted partly by fear, partly by order of Arab leaders, left the Arab quarter of Haifa a ghost city…By withdrawing Arab workers, their leaders hoped to paralyze Haifa.”.
- Time Magazine, May 3, 1948, p. 25

“The fact that there are these refugees is the direct consequence of the action of the Arab States in opposing Partition and the Jewish State. The Arab States agreed upon this policy unanimously and they must share in the solution of the problem,
- Emil Ghoury, Secretary of the Arab Higher Committee, the official leadership of the Palestinian Arabs, in the Beirut newspaper, Daily Telegraph, September 6, 1948

“The Arab governments told us: Get out so that we can get in. So we got out, but they did not get in.”
- from the Jordan daily Ad Difaa, September 6, 1954

“The Arab civilians panicked and fled ignominiously. Villages were frequently abandoned before they were threatened by the progress of war.”
- General Glubb Pasha, in the London Daily Mail on August 12, 1948

“[The Arabs of Haifa] fled in spite of the fact that the Jewish authorities guaranteed their safety and rights as citizens of Israel.”
- Monsignor George Hakim, Greek Catholic Bishop of Galilee, according to Rev. Karl Baehr, Executive Secretary of the American Christian Palestine Committee, New York Herald Tribune, June 30, 1949

“Every effort is being made by the Jews to persuade the Arab populace to stay and carry on with their normal lives, to get their shops and businesses open and to be assured that their lives and interests will be safe. [However] …A large road convoy, escorted by [British] military . . . left Haifa for Beirut yesterday. . . . Evacuation by sea goes on steadily. …[Two days later, the Jews were] still making every effort to persuade the Arab populace to remain and to settle back into their normal lives in the towns… [as for the Arabs,] another convoy left Tireh for Transjordan, and the evacuation by sea continues. The quays and harbor are still crowded with refugees and their household effects, all omitting no opportunity to get a place an one of the boats leaving Haifa.”"
- Haifa District HQ of the British Police, April 26, 1948, quoted in Battleground by Samuel Katz

“the military and civil authorities and the Jewish representative expressed their profound regret at this grave decision [to evacuate]. The [Jewish] Mayor of Haifa made a passionate appeal to the delegation to reconsider its decision”
- The Arab National Committee of Haifa, told to the Arab League, quoted in The Refugee in the World, by Joseph B. Schechtman, 1963

Zuhair Mohssain, leader of PLO in Lebanon, quoted in Dutch “Trouw” magazine, March 31, 1977:
“The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct Palestinian people to oppose Zionism.
For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”

“The Arab exodus, initially at least, was encouraged by many Arab leaders, such as Haj Amin el Husseini, the exiled pro-Nazi Mufti of Jerusalem, and by the Arab Higher Committee for Palestine. They viewed the first wave of Arab setbacks as merely transitory. Let the Palestine Arabs flee into neighboring countries. It would serve to arouse the other Arab peoples to greater effort, and when the Arab invasion struck, the Palestinians could return to their homes and be compensated with the property of Jews driven into the sea.”
- Kenneth Bilby, in New Star in the Near East (New York, 1950), pp. 30-31

“We will smash the country with our guns and obliterate every place the Jews seek shelter in. The Arabs should conduct their wives and children to safe areas until the fighting has died down.”
- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Said, quoted in Sir Am Nakbah (“The Secret Behind the Disaster”) by Nimr el Hawari, Nazareth, 1952

“The Secretary General of the Arab League, Azzam Pasha, assured the Arab peoples that the occupation of Palestine and of Tel Aviv would be as simple as a military promenade… He pointed out that they were already on the frontiers and that all the millions the Jews had spent on land and economic development would be easy booty, for it would be a simple matter to throw Jews into the Mediterranean. . . Brotherly advice was given to the Arabs of Palestine to leave their land, homes, and property and to stay temporarily in neighboring fraternal states, lest the guns of the invading Arab armies mow them down.”
- Habib Issa, Secretary General of the Arab League (Azzam Pasha’s successor), in the newspaper Al Hoda, June 8, 1951

“Some of the Arab leaders and their ministers in Arab capitals . . . declared that they welcomed the immigration of Palestinian Arabs into the Arab countries until they saved Palestine. Many of the Palestinian Arabs were misled by their declarations…. It was natural for those Palestinian Arabs who felt impelled to leave their country to take refuge in Arab lands . . . and to stay in such adjacent places in order to maintain contact with their country so that to return to it would be easy when, according to the promises of many of those responsible in the Arab countries (promises which were given wastefully), the time was ripe. Many were of the opinion that such an opportunity would come in the hours between sunset and sunrise.”
- Arab Higher Committee, in a memorandum to the Arab League, Cairo, 1952, quoted in The Refugee in the World, by Joseph B. Schechtman, 1963

“…our city flourished and developed for the good of both Jewish and Arab residents … Do not destroy your homes with your own hands; do not bring tragedy upon yourselves by unnecessary evacuation and self-imposed burdens. By moving out you will be overtaken by poverty and humiliation. But in this city, yours and ours, Haifa, the gates are open for work, for life, and for peace, for you and your families.”
The Haifa Workers’ Council bulletin, 28 April 1948

“…the Jewish hagana asked (using loudspeakers) Arabs to remain at their homes but the most of the Arab population followed their leaders who asked them to leave the country.”
The TIMES of London, reporting events of 22.4.48

“The existence of these refugees is a direct result of the Arab States’ opposition to the partition plan and the reconstitution of the State of Israel. The Arab states adopted this policy unanimously and the responsibility of its results, therefore is theirs.”
…The flight of Arabs from the territory allotted by the UN for the Jewish state began immediately after the General Assembly decision at the end of November 1947. This wave of emigration, which lasted several weeks, comprised some thirty thousand people, chiefly well-to-do-families.”
- Emil Ghory, secretary of the Arab High Council, Lebanese daily Al-Telegraph, 6 Sept 1948

“One morning in April 1948, Dr. Jamal woke us to say that the Arab Higher Committee (AHC), led by the Husseinis, had warned Arab residents of Talbieh to leave immediately. The understanding was that the residents would be able to return as conquerors as soon as the Arab forces had thrown the Jews out. Dr. Jamal made the point repeatedly that he was leaving because of the AHC’s threats, not because of the Jews, and that he and his frail wife had no alternative but to go.”

“The Arab streets are curiously deserted and, ardently following the poor example of the more moneyed class there has been an exodus from Jerusalem too, though not to the same extent as in Jaffa and Haifa.”
- London Times, May 5, 1948

“Even amidst the violent attacks launched against us for months past, we call upon the sons of the Arab people dwelling in Israel to keep the peace and to play their part in building the State on the basis of full and equal citizenship and due representation in all its institutions, provisional and permanent.
“We extend the hand of peace and good-neighborliness to all the States around us and to their people, and we call upon them to cooperate in mutual helpfulness with the independent Jewish nation in its Land. The State of Israel is prepared to make its contribution in a concerted effort for the advancement of the entire Middle East.”
- David Ben-Gurion, in Israel’s Proclamation of Independence, read on May 14, 1948, moments before the 6 surrounding Arab armies, trained and armed by the British, invaded the day-old Jewish micro-state, with the stated goal of extermination.

“The Arab armies entered Palestine to protect the Palestinians from the Zionist tyranny but, instead, THEY ABANDONED THEM, FORCED THEM TO EMIGRATE AND TO LEAVE THEIR HOMELAND, imposed upon them a political and ideological blockade and threw them into prisons similar to the ghettos in which the Jews used to live in Eastern Europe, as if we were condemmed to change places with them; they moved out of their ghettos and we occupied similar ones. The Arab States succeeded in scattering the Palestinian people and in destroying their unity. They did not recognize them as a unified people until the States of the world did so, and this is regrettable”.
- by Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas), from the article titled: “What We Have Learned and What We Should Do”, published in Falastin el Thawra, the official journal of the PLO, of Beirut, in March 1976

“The first group of our fifth column consists of those who abandon their houses and businesses and go to live elsewhere. . . . At the first sign of trouble they take to their heels to escape sharing the burden of struggle.”
- Ash Shalab (Jaffa newspaper), January 30, 1948

“The Arab streets are curiously deserted and, ardently following the poor example of the more moneyed class there has been an exodus from Jerusalem too, though not to the same extent as in Jaffa and Haifa.”
- London Times, May 5, 1948

“Of the 62,000 Arabs who formerly lived in Haifa not more than 5,000 or 6,000 remained. Various factors influenced their decision to seek safety in flight. There is but little doubt that the most potent of the factors were the announcements made over the air by the -Higher Arab Executive, urging the Arabs to quit.. . . It was clearly intimated that those Arabs who remained in Haifa and accepted Jewish protection would be regarded as renegades.”
- The London weekly Economist, October 2, 1948

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