Alexander Dolitsky: Israel, homeland of the Jewish people for over 3,500 years

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By ALEXANDER DOLITSKY

Pro-Palestinian and anti-Semitic protests in our country are shocking. But it also has been predictable: The same protests have been occurring in Europe for years, as Muslims have increased their presence in European countries as “refugees” from Muslim countries only to become violent within short times and reluctant to assimilate with the host country. European politicians have stood by, watched, and let it continue to happen. 

Certainly, rather than learning from the European mistakes, the United States has followed suit and welcomed, indiscriminately, radicalized Muslims to this country, too.

It’s no surprise in today’s political environment that university presidents will defend the rights of Muslims while ignoring those very same rights for Jews and others deemed in the “majority.” Even when hate speech is expressed directly at Jews, “woke” authorities simply turn their heads.

Elite university presidents are afraid to do anything that might subject them to criticism for not being “woke” enough. This is the American society that the progressive and far-left activists have been pushing on Americans for years with their identity politics—draw lines between people; make them feel persecuted and sorry for themselves; and get them to hate each other. 

But a real irony is that most Jews in the U.S. have been strong far-left activists for many years; I wonder how long it will take my Juneau Synagogue friends to begin rethinking their blind allegiance to far-left politics and activism.

The other irony is that the people most blind to antisemitism and far-left ideology are the so-called “educated elite.” It’s the working-class people whose common sense screams at them that “this is f….d up.” However, the power in our society resides with the oligarchs and the “educated elite.” The “educated elite”—products of those same universities (e.g., Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, MIT, Cornell) that started “Wokism.”

Politics of the pro-Palestinian activists prioritizing their radical beliefs and values; and it clouds their judgment for human rights and justice. Pro-Palestinian activists also misinterpret and misuse the concepts of apartheid, genocide and occupation in reference to Israel’s governing and political standing.

The apartheid and oppression in South Africa (1948 to 1994) was the racial segregation under the all-white government, which dictated that non-white South Africans (a majority of the population) were required to live in separate areas from whites and use separate public facilities. 

Today in Israel, Jews make up the majority at 73% (about 7.145 million individuals). The Arab community, spanning various religions, accounts for 21% or nearly 2 million individuals. They are citizens of Israel with equal rights, political participation, and representation.

Genocide  is an internationally recognized crime with the intent to exterminate a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group. Between 1950 and 2023, the Palestinian population in Israel, Gaza and neighboring territories grown from 944,807 people to 5,371,230—an increase of the population by 468.5% in 73 years.

Occupation. The Jewish presence in the Israel-Gaza region is, archaeologically and historically, well documented; it is clearly described in every high school and college world history textbooks. The Land of Israel has changed hands many times over the centuries. But it has been the homeland of the Jewish people for nearly 3,500 years.

Indeed, pro-Palestinian and anti-Semitic rhetoric is a classic example of the confusion that far-leftist politicians, media, and educators has created in our youth. In fact, it is not surprising that many of our youth now proclaiming support for the Palestinians in Gaza, even that the Palestinian Hamas terrorists committed atrocious crimes against Israel.

Many rational and peace-seeking Americans are outraged by the Gaza (via Hamas) atrocious attack on Israel on Oct. 7, killing, mutilating, and kidnapping nearly 1,500 individuals in Israel. It is inconceivable how anyone can find moral equivalence between the two sides in the present conflict between Israel and Gaza/Hamas. What Hamas terrorists did was savage, primitive, and far beyond any justification.

World-wide antisemitism, triggered by Israel/Hamas-Gaza war, is a direct result of the far-left ideology that is prevalent today in the West. Progressive and far-left activists attempting to create an ignorant, self-important generation of youth with a  corrupt moral compass. Pro-Palestinian activism is a product of the far-left ideology (i.e., white privilege doctrine, critical race theory, systemic racism, transgenderism).

Clearly, school administrators and teachers unions turn the public schools in America into the “Blue Cities” with the far-left “woke” ideology. 

Alexander B. Dolitsky was born and raised in Kiev in the former Soviet Union. He received an M.A. in history from Kiev Pedagogical Institute, Ukraine, in 1976; an M.A. in anthropology and archaeology from Brown University in 1983; and was enroled in the Ph.D. program in Anthropology at Bryn Mawr College from 1983 to 1985, where he was also a lecturer in the Russian Center. In the U.S.S.R., he was a social studies teacher for three years, and an archaeologist for five years for the Ukranian Academy of Sciences. In 1978, he settled in the United States. Dolitsky visited Alaska for the first time in 1981, while conducting field research for graduate school at Brown. He lived first in Sitka in 1985 and then settled in Juneau in 1986. From 1985 to 1987, he was a U.S. Forest Service archaeologist and social scientist. He was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Russian Studies at the University of Alaska Southeast from 1985 to 1999; Social Studies Instructor at the Alyeska Central School, Alaska Department of Education from 1988 to 2006; and has been the Director of the Alaska-Siberia Research Center (see www.aksrc.homestead.com) from 1990 to present. He has conducted about 30 field studies in various areas of the former Soviet Union (including Siberia), Central Asia, South America, Eastern Europe and the United States (including Alaska). Dolitsky has been a lecturer on the World Discoverer, Spirit of Oceanus, andClipper Odyssey vessels in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. He was the Project Manager for the WWII Alaska-Siberia Lend Lease Memorial, which was erected in Fairbanks in 2006. He has published extensively in the fields of anthropology, history, archaeology, and ethnography. His more recent publications include Fairy Tales and Myths of the Bering Strait Chukchi, Ancient Tales of Kamchatka; Tales and Legends of the Yupik Eskimos of Siberia; Old Russia in Modern America: Russian Old Believers in Alaska; Allies in Wartime: The Alaska-Siberia Airway During WWII; Spirit of the Siberian Tiger: Folktales of the Russian Far East; Living Wisdom of the Far North: Tales and Legends from Chukotka and Alaska; Pipeline to Russia; The Alaska-Siberia Air Route in WWII; and Old Russia in Modern America: Living Traditions of the Russian Old Believers; Ancient Tales of Chukotka, and Ancient Tales of Kamchatka.

A few more of Dolitsky’s past MRAK columns:

Read: Russian Old Believers in Alaska live lives reflecting bygone centuries

Read: Russian saying: Beat your friends so your enemies fear you

Read: Neo-Marxism and utopian Socialism in America

Read: Old believers preserving faith in the New World

Read: Duke Ellington and the effects of Cold War in Soviet Union on intellectual curiosity

Read: United we stand, divided we fall with race, ethnicity in America

Read: For American schools to succeed, they need this ingredient

Read: Nationalism in America, Alaska, around the world

Read: The case of the ‘delicious salad’

Read: White privilege is a troubling perspective

Read: Beware of activists who manipulate history for their own agenda

Read: Alaska Day remembrance of Russian transfer

Read: American leftism is true picture of true hypocrisy

Read: History does not repeat itself

Read: The only Ford Mustang in Kiev

Read: What is greed? Depends on the generation

Read: Worldwide migration of Old Believers in Alaska

Read: Traditions of Old Believers in Alaska

Read: Language, Education of Old Believers in Alaska

44 COMMENTS

  1. You’re not supposed to know this. Facts, history, all foreign to the woke.

    Sadly, I don’t expect the majority of Jews to wake up until it comes to their door.

    Just like with the Nazis, the Russian pogroms, and the Inquisition, Jews seem to want to either
    -ignore reality
    -see good in people who don’t have it

    Right up until the literal bitter end.

    • Masked, your comments regarding the nature of the Jewish psyche are accurate. However, the majority of Christian, agnostic, and atheistic Americans think similarly. These factions are in denial of the progressive decline of our republic at the hands of leftist woke communists… who have been forcing their agenda upon our culture for over 60-yrs. For example, behold the multitudes embracing irrational social fads which belie common sense, and science itself. Or their insatiable lust for free government hand-outs and the false promises of socialism. Or their willingness to tolerate the dismantling of the family unit and the education system and resulting crime. Or their acceptance of our unjustifiable foreign interventions. The list goes on and on. Their ideology makes them unable to see all the markers coming due. They hear the bell tolling; not realizing it tolls for them.

    • 3500 years is relatively short time in history

      Thats not much older than socrates

      Ancient Egyptians was around 7,000 years

      There were africans in palestine and world hemisphere wide long before this .

      It’s extremely illogical to put any importance regarding length of time at a given place.
      We were nomadic even when we created a “homeland” All of us .

      Its especially irrelevant when put in context of Jews and Muslims because they are so closely related .

      Just for kicks if we consider that the first peoples of all lands have grandfather rights to return and establish their own government and displacing whatever group was currently occupying that stretch of land

      America would be something else entirely. What would we call it ? How would you feel if you were forced out of your home?

      Most of Europe- gone

      All Middle easterners would give way to africans

      Africans would give way to ?

      South America?

      Asia

      It would be absolutely chaos. Dysfunctional.
      The wisest Jewish philosophers agree with this .

      Its illogical even to give any credence to how long a group was associated with a land

      We are created equal. We should treat each other equally and kindly and all live together without division or discrimination.

      Alexander was foolish and short sighted to give credance to grandfather rights.

      Grandfather rights tend to legally sunset anyway after someone else takes possession or becomes the principal user .

      Yet his argument is as good as anyone else who wants something back . It feels reasonable.

      Feels isn’t always rational.

      I was married to that woman first!

      • “It’s illogical to give any credence to how long a group was associated with a land”

        Good, it’s settled the “land” belongs to Israel.
        They are there, in control, now.

        They are doing a great service to the world, making the dessert bloom & protecting the Holy Land of 3 major religions; as opposed to trying to kill in indiscriminately world wide.

  2. This is a great article and commendable “with nothing but the Truth” without any decoration, just the plain Truth.” When October 7th was reported, I cried after seeing small videos. The Muslims will never be able to live side by side with the Jewish people in Israel or any place for that fact. The Muslims are pagan in the core and with them is the everlasting “hatred” of a people “chosen” to live, protect, grow and thrive on a land given to them, and no other, by the High God. Israel was named by God, tribes were named by God, the path of life for the Jewish faithful to the land of God was given to them by God. The “Holy City of God, ” Jerusalem, was given to them to protect and keep for God. The temple was erected by God’s word for the Jewish people and no other. No amount of destruction, lying, pretending, claiming by the Muslims and the Palestinians will change that in the past, now and in the future. On the other hand, the Muslims in Israel have grown and thrived in peace because of the Jewish people and their “conscience” of thought word and deed. No Palestinian will ever be able to breach the teachings of the Jewish faith. They have tried, just as this October 7th event is a “brutal witness” to Jewish faith and their resolve. The Palestinians are Hamas. They are bred, born and raised with the violence of that thinking that the Israelites owe them, and the world owes them, regardless of their denied scheming. Hamas in the Bible means, violence. The Palestinians are the makers of violence in the land owned by Israel. No other country wants the Palestinians because they are violent and out of touch with reality and truth. The first figure of recognition in Gaza and the West Bank was Arafat, a violent criminal. The Palestinians honor violence and live in a world of denial. So, the land of Israel is still for the Israel people and all others, are invited by them to live and prosper in peace, but those who don’t, will find themselves afloat in a world of confusion and drastic measures, as it is today after October 7th 2023 in Israel.

  3. Another trivial thing. Jews come in all colors from the deepest black to yellow. Even white.

    Kinda undercuts the apartheid, genocide, racism angle. It’s an inconvenient truth to the left, but…

  4. Alexander,

    Thank you for this. I think it’s important to point out antisemitism wherever it raises its head. I appreciate your unique perspective on this issue and wonder what your thoughts are on how the leftwing political views of communism, fascism, and national socialism have taken root in America and American politics. How is it that after having “won” the cold war we are now losing to communism, fascism, and the national socialism movements as seen through the antisemitic proliferation through our “institutions of higher learning” and all the way up into the highest reaches of elected office?

    • To Steve: Steve, I don’t have a short and simple answer to your question. I am puzzled, too; I never expected that the U.S. will try to destroy itself from within. I wrote 10-15 articles on similar subjects in the last 3 years. Please check MRAK archive and you will be able to locate them. My professional experience, research and training is in anthropology, history and ethnography. On one point, however, I don’t consider that the West won the Cold War; Soviets simply gave up. But it is only my empirical observation.

      • Yeah, I certainly don’t think the West won the cold war that’s why I put won in quotes. I’m not sure that the Soviets gave up so much as they couldn’t keep tye same economic output and continue at the same pace using the same tactics. It appears to me that they’ve been able to infiltrate our society, as planned through our schools and thus our children, our media has been complicit in this as well. The division by race, gender, and every other measure all appears as planned by communists and other leftists from well over a century ago, the current antisemitism is another and much louder signal of that deep rooted insidiousness.

        I’ve read all your other articles here and appreciate them as much as I appreciate this one.

      • Khrushchev called it in the 50s. Our gullibility and tendency to ignore things until they are right in our face.

        Add to that the Soviets played a long game. Infiltrating every segment of society and pushing socialism slowing in small measure.

        It sounds good on paper. Equality across society. Problem is, it doesn’t work. Never has, never will.

        • Look up former KGB agent Yuri Bezmenov and his 1984 interview with G. Edward Griffin, titled ‘Soviet Subversion of the Free World Press’. Here’s an article about it ‘https://bigthink.com/the-present/yuri-bezmenov/’

          At one point in the interview he says about “demoralized” people:

          “They are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern [alluding to Pavlov]. You can not change their mind even if you expose them to authentic information. Even if you prove that white is white and black is black, you still can not change the basic perception and the logic of behavior.”

          Does that sound like anyone you might know or who frequently comments here?

          Bezmenov continues describing a “demoralized” person:

          “As I mentioned before, exposure to true information does not matter anymore…A person who was demoralized is unable to assess true information. The facts tell nothing to him. Even if I shower him with information, with authentic proof, with documents, with pictures; even if I take him by force to the Soviet Union and show him [a] concentration camp, he will refuse to believe it, until he [receives] a kick in his fan-bottom. When a military boot crashes his balls then he will understand. But not before that. That’s the [tragedy] of the situation of demoralization.”

          Yep, that sounds like a few people who frequently comment here.

      • Alexander .
        Its unrealistic to put weight on history of use .
        The world would be chaos if every group claimed grandfather rights.
        Your mistaken logic would lead to a replacement of a all world populations .
        Its especially disingenuous to attempt such a thing among closely related groups. Which humans are pretty close.
        Also grandfather rights tend to legally sunset as someone else takes over the primary usage especially if there is other options.

        • And yet the Palestinians are chanting “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” and claim that Palestine is their territory and their lands are being occupied…

      • Alexander .
        Its possible the US is not destroying itself from within.
        What you see as destruction may just be growth.
        Similar to how a muscle breaks down under exercise and grows back stronger.
        Democracy and freedom is a messy business.
        To fascists or totalitarians it would appear messy indeed.

        Have hope

  5. Muslims only know violence to solve their problems.
    They have stated that all infidels need to be gone from the face of the earth.
    Why would any non Muslim be pro Palestinian knowing that their hate is on display as being very violent.
    Who else kills, bombs, tortures , threatens and plots to kill non Muslims?

  6. Expedition Bible is full of archeological evidence of the lands where Jews and other biblical groups resided. The evidence is all over the area. To call Israel and “occupation” is just silly. It’s another rewrite of history. And to my knowledge, nobody is saying the Palestinians aren’t allowed to live there. It’s just been a battle for so long that neither side has been able to have peace with eachother. Why? Probably because neither knows the true Prince of Peace.

  7. People are so easily misled, so easily propagandized, so easily psyop’ed; but it’s okay, it’s the way we’re designed, nothing much to do about it. The great, vast majority look to be told what to think/believe rather than search behind the curtains comfort and familiarity.
    Be different – question, be skeptical.

  8. It is incredible that Hamas took videos of what they did, told people what they did, and people still deny it and blindly follow them. We watched for weeks as liberals chanted for the genocide and apartheid of Israelis while tearing down the posters of child hostages. Their actions are indefensible. Hamas and the liberal sheep cheering them on.

    There has been one side throughout the years that has refused a two state solution, and it is not Israel. No one is afraid of radical Israelis highjacking planes, detonating suicide bombs, or beheading children. At least liberal indoctrination universities are finally getting some pushback thanks to Stefanik. One down, two to go…maybe more.

  9. There was more than one holocaust, Alex Maybe you could address why being staunchly anti- communist in this country still gets gets you smeared. And all the 70+ year old conspiracy theories that have come true, even though they were announced as policy at the time. Globalism is happening and we are teaching it to our children.

    • To Jay: Jay, I cannot explain such a complicated sociological phenomenon that you addressed in your comment. I just want to add to the subject of the recent Congressional testimony that it was astonishing to see those ridiculous presidents of U. Penn, Harvard, and MIT taking so much heat for their absolutely atrocious stances in that House committee hearing — not being able to say outright that calling for genocide of Jews is “hate speech” within their universities. One’s been fired, but the other two need to go, too. The good part, though, is that their stupidity made such a classic example of how far that sort of thinking and teaching has gone in our universities.

    • Wayne, to paraphrase a line from a Woody Allen film, “Hanna and her sisters”, regarding the holocaust, or any number of similar tragedies…
      ” given the nature of mankind, the question is WHY DOSEN’T THIS HAPPEN ALL OF THE TIME.

  10. Using bronze-aged Judaism to reason modern day problems is always laughable. However, it is the reason there will never be peace in this area of the world. The parties of god on both sides have veto power over the secular.

  11. Great article, Alexander. There are many self-hating, left-wing Jews living amongst us. But many of them are also the first ones to speak out of anti-Semitism if you dare challenge their allegiance to American democracy. This is a strange diametric. One example is the attorney who leads the pro Rank Choice Voting propaganda drive here in Alaska. A self-aggrandizing Jew who stretches into the radicalized Left category. What is the logic of these individuals?

  12. Alexander,
    Your insinuation that Jews own Palestine by the virtue of race and past occupation is a racist concept.
    You linked ownership to race and history.

    In America we are considered equal. That is generally the lense we apply.

    You also misinformed the readers by trying to tie racial/ ethnic group growth to proof that genocide wasn’t present.

    You also misdefined / oversimplified genocide as an attempt to exterminate said group.
    Extermination is not necessary to meet the definition of the word.
    This is an embarrassing misleading oversight for someone with your reach and access to knowledge. Genocide is more nuanced and wide meaning.
    Please clarify.

    It appears You are implying and creating an argument for support of Israels subjugation and genocide of the Palestinian people or so it appears.
    Do you support Israels multi decade treatment of the Palestinians ? Or did I misunderstand you?
    Please condemn whatever behavior you consider inappropriate. In your own words.
    So the world can be clear on your position.

    Different definitions of genocide:
    The deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group- per websters collegiate dictionary 1831-1981
    Destruction is similar to ruin . The action of laying waste or wrecking.
    Whereas exterminate implies complete removal or elimination of said issue.
    Very different

    United Nations defined genocide as “any”of 5 acts “intent to destroy in part or in whole a national, ethnic, religious , ethnic or racial group”
    Killing members of a group , causing them serious mental or physical harm , imposing living conditions meant to destroy the group preventing births and forcibly transferring children out of the group.

    Israels actions meet the world definition of genocide. On many fronts.

    Any attempt to justify this genocide put’s blood on the justifiers hands .

    It’s against Jewish religious law to murder innocent people. Israel is causing a mass casualty event. In a genocide action.
    Possibly for decades. As they have blockaded Palestinians economy and movement. Occupied their territory and bombed their homes schools and citizens.

    Do you condemn Israels genocide towards Palestinians?

    I condemn Hamas in its entirety and believe it needs brought to justice.

    Do you condemn the IDF and the politicians for the subjugation and genocide within Palestine ?

    Do you call for peace and stop of bloodshed?

    I do . Also make no doubt i condemn Hamas entirely and any injustice and injury the poor people of Israel have had to endure.

  13. Alexander – I was distressed to read that you label all Muslims as violent and unable to assimilate with nations they have immigrated to. The same type of group labeling has been done down through the centuries to any group that attempted to keep its values and culture in a new place yet still work within the new country. Jews have been assaulted by the same group condemnation from the Middle Ages to after World War II. The Jews were forced to live in ghettos for centuries in Europe. Meanwhile in the Islamic Empire they were welcomed. 6 million Jews were murdered in WWII. 29 million Russians also were murdered. The cry of “Never Again!” was heard throughout the world. It enabled the Jews to increase their immigration back into Palestine and forcibly take the land from the people who had been there for centuries. Many of the so-called “Arabs” evicted from their homes and land were former Jews who had converted either to Islam or Christianity and who are now enclosed in Gaza with the exits under the full authority of Israel. Gaza is a modern ghetto and it isn’t pleasant. I know, having spent time there as well as Israel and the West Bank researching the political situation both in Gaza and in the West Bank and Israel itself. Palestinians in Israel are not in the same class as Jews in Israel. I spoke with many Israeli Jews who also went into painful detail on this. The best chance for a peaceful settlement died when Izhak Rabin was assassinated by a Jewish rabbinical student. Finally, to my Zionist Christian friends I must remind you that the Israeli bombs are also killing Palestinian Christians. Painting one side as wholly responsible is not going to solve the problem. We need instead a truly honest broker, and that is not the United States where politicians must bow to the Zionist groups. By most of the responses to this article that problem is quite apparent. We must have both sides of the issue out in the open and discussed as part of the mainline “press.” Until that happens we are operating blind.

    • Shelia,
      It is not group labeling to acknowledge the fact that the recent mass importation of predominantly Arabs of Islamic faith into European countries has been a disaster for both the host countries and the immigrants. Sweden, France and the UK are sufficient for illustrating the ensuing chaos the misguided policies of the totalitarian ruling European elites who pose as “liberal democrats” have caused. Islamic Arab Egypt controls the “exits” of Gaza and absolutely refuses to allow their Arab brethren access to leave. Just as the Islamic Arab Jordanians refuse to allow Arabs residing in Samaria, or the “West Bank” to move emigrate. There has never been a nation called “Palestine”, much less as a historical homeland of a distinct group of Muslim Arab tribes. A more accurate term for the region post year 1270 would be the Levant. The Ottomans conquered the Levant Region in 1516 and established a province named the Mutasarrifate of Jerusalem. When the Ottoman Empire was defeated, the British Imperialists occupied the provinces they captured from them, naming the territory west of the Jordan River “Palestine” and to the east “Transjordan”. The British occupied what they called Palestine 1918 to 1948 (Israel) and Transjordan (Jordan) from 1918 to 1946. The Arabs in “Palestine” with the aid of Arab armies from the region attempted to genocide every Jew but were defeated. Maintaining a constant source of tension has been in the interests of the Arab totalitarian regimes/Kingdoms to focus their subjects away from who is actually exploiting them. The unanswered question is how was Israel taken by complete surprise on October 7th. It is not credible the multitude of Israeli intelligence and security services were not aware of a major operation being prepared. Perhaps Israel has gone woke and become as incompetent and corrupt as our military and intelligence services have become. Or perhaps the Neocon warmongers who control our country thought they could create and use the crisis to start a war with Iran, as their Ukraine project has collapsed.

  14. Shelia, I was distressed to read how you misconstrued my statement in your comments: “…you label all Muslims as violent and unable to assimilate with nations they have immigrated to.”

    I did not write “all Muslims” or “unable.” I clearly stated in the very first paragraph of my article that: “…protests have been occurring in EUROPE for years, as Muslims have INCREASED their presence in European countries as “refugees” from Muslim countries only to become violent within short times and RELUCTANT to assimilate with the host country.”

    Do we speak the same language? I don’t know you (age, ethnicity, occupation, residency, etc.), but in reading your comments, I could see through you—the far-left and passive aggressive activist. I don’t have time and tolerance for you. Perhaps other MRAK readers will respond to your convoluted and misleading comments.

    • Alexander – I really was astonished that you take me for a liberal progressive. Throughout my long life I have always striven to see for myself rather than just trust what I have read. It has led me to travel to many parts of the world much as other travelers used to do in the past decades when books were written on what they found. Maybe I come from a more diplomatic societal background, but your intolerance will not deter me from speaking out when I have better information based on my eyewitness experience. At the same time I can well understand your reactions. In a more perfect world we would be able to listen to each other and the only intolerance would be against those who espouse hate against anyone. We really need a more just world. In this season of peace, I wish you and your family and friends shalom from a former member of the women in black.

    • Seems you have become reactive to Sheila’s comment because she has shared first hand experience and maybe has some points of truth. Instead of shutting down and forcing your “intolerance” in her try having more of an open mind to what she is speaking to.

  15. Professor Dolitsky, while an argument might be made that Israel may have been the Homeland of Jewish Arabs for thousands of years, there is no such argument for Ashkenazi Jews whose DNA seems to indicate no genetic tie to present day Israel. The Ashkenazi Jews’ Homeland was largely in Eastern Europe & Western Asia. Ashkenazi’s currently comprise about 85% of Israel’s population today.

    • To Fishing for Food: True. Today’s Italians are not the same as ancient Romans; or today’s French, British and Irish as ancient Celts. Khazars were a nomadic Turkish people covering southeastern section of modern European Russia and southern Ukraine from the 6th century to about 13th century CE; and they practiced Judaism. Nevertheless, second oldest religion—Judaism— emerged in the land of modern Israel.

      • Alexander,
        Your posts are always excellent, but have become far too infrequent. Would like to read on your analysis of how the utter destruction of the post 1991 construct of territories now known as the Ukraine will effect the ethnically fractured society and female/male ratios for repopulating the region. What is your prediction for the final eastern border, perhaps the west bank of the Dnepr River, and minus Odessa in the south?

  16. If you claim Israel has within its right to claim it’s land back. Then surely you would agree that the indigenous natives of America should receive all their land back as well?

    Since you know, they have been pillaged many times and it was theirs first, was it not?

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