Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Robin Pawsy is absolutely right when he states that Palestinian and Jews have a 'common ancestry' (Press 22/08). When Islam spread over the Middle East between appr. 650 ad and 750 ad most of the population then living in Palestine and beyond converted to Islam en mass. The other minor religions such as Judaism and Christianity were accepted and tolerated by Islam. In fact Jews often joined the Islamic armies during their further conquests west along North Africa into Spain (Sephardi Jews) and east as far as the Caucuses and southern Russia (the Jewish Khazar Empire)_ Jews often became proselytizers for Judaism in the Islamic conquered countries. The 'Jews" who in large numbers, often illegally entered Palestine after WW2 however, are converted Jews genetically mainly Caucasian of Russian and East European descent.
22 August 2013