Weird Theory: Palestinians are actually long-lost Jews

Palestinians and Jews may be bitter enemies, but according to Tsvi Misinai this shouldn't be the case because Palestianians are actually long-lost Jews. The Times summarizes the gist of the theory (which isn't original to Misinai):

Palestinians with whom Israel is at war are, in fact, descendants of Jews who stayed on the land when the Roman legions sent most of their countrymen into exile 2,000 years ago... Gradually, these people lost their ethnic identities, converting first to Christianity under Byzantine rule and then to Islam, as power in the land changed hands and rulers sought to homogenise the population, either through force or the offer of social privilege and tax incentives.

Apparently there are closer genetic matches between Palestinian and Jewish communities than between Palestinians and surrounding Arab communities. So who knows, the guy may be right. But even if he is, it probably won't make any difference to the fighting over there.
     Posted By: Alex - Mon Jan 26, 2009
     Category: Weird Theory

This is not surprising. I think you are right though Alex, this will not stop or change anything. People over there seem to be filled with more hatred than anything else.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/26/09 at 07:58 AM
The religion is wrong so there is no way they will stop fighting. It proves how evil religion can be.
Posted by AGFH on 01/26/09 at 08:08 AM
I sense we will soon need another derailment....
Posted by mrjazz on 01/26/09 at 09:10 AM
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho,
And the war keeps rumblin' on!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/26/09 at 09:29 AM
Gabriel: nope, not an athiest....more of an agnostic actually.
But you can have ethics and morals and be non-religious. It's called "being nice."
Posted by AGFH on 01/26/09 at 07:55 PM
I would say that at best religion has been used to police ethics and morality.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/26/09 at 09:39 PM
I find this vry easy to believe. At least if you think the Pentateuch is partially based on actually events.
Posted by One of them guys on 01/26/09 at 09:43 PM
sorry about that post... Proof reading is not my thing
Posted by One of them guys on 01/26/09 at 10:19 PM
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