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Todays Jews not Israelites says Israeli Professor

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    Sideeq JF-Expert Member

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    Another controversy flared in early 2008 when Shlomo Sand, a
    history professor at Tel Aviv University, published a book in Hebrew
    called When and How Was the Jewish People Invented?
    According to a
    sympathetic review by the Israeli journalist Tom Segev, Sand debunks
    Israel’s official history that today’s Jews are descendants of the Jewish
    community in Palestine 2,000 years ago
    , a community that was supposedly
    exiled by the Romans in 70 ad. He argues instead that
    most of the Jews and Christians in the region converted to Islam
    several hundred years later, when the Arabs conquered Palestine.

    Interestingly, this view was shared by at least two of Israel’s founding
    fathers, Yitzhak Ben Tzvi and David Ben-Gurion.
    They believed
    that many modern Palestinians were descended from the region’s
    Jews.
    In the 1920s the pair even dabbled with a plan to convert the
    native Palestinians back to Judaism, only abandoning the idea when
    confronted a decade later with an intensification of Palestinian resistance
    to Zionism during the Arab Revolt of 1936–39.

    source:Book {Disappearing Palestine
    Israel’s Experiments in Human Despair
    Jonathan Cook}
     
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    Sand argues that Ashkenazi Jews, the first immigrants to Palestine following
    the pogroms in eastern Europe and today’s ruling class in Israel,
    have no historic connection to Palestine.
    Sand and other scholars
    believe they were originally Khazars, a Turkic people who created a
    kingdom 1,000 years ago in what is now southern Russia.

    source:Book {Disappearing Palestine
    Israel’s Experiments in Human Despair
    Jonathan Cook}
     
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    This guy is very creative and knows how to twist the history to his advantage.
    Look how he has invented a very good theory that will instantaneously generate a lot of Oil revenue, leave alone Money from the sales of his book.

    As of December 2009, his book was best selling in many countries, it has been translated into several languages, French Arabic and other languages.
     
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    But history has not prove him wrong!
    Can you do that?
     
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