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Genetic Similarities Between Jews and Arabs

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Submitted by Servant of Christ (United States), Dec 6, 2006 at 11:32

Show your proof.

Gladly:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/25/AR2006012501998_pf.html

In this era of Arab-Israeli tensions, the discovery of shared genetic flaws might even serve as a small olive branch, scientists said.

http://www.jewishaz.com/jewishnews/000519/study.shtml

The study, conducted by an international team from the United States, Europe, South Africa and Israel, shows that Jews are closely related to their Arab neighbors.

"We saw such a strong signal of a Middle-Eastern origin, it was kind of surprising," Hammer says.

"Our work definitely refutes a lot of that discussion of alternate origins for Jewish populations," Hammer says. "It shows that we really are a single ethnic group coming from the Middle East. Even if you look like another European with blue eyes and light skin, your genes are telling that you're from the Middle East."

Included in the study were Arab subjects from all five Middle-East groups: Druze, Lebanese, Syrians, Palestinians and Saudis. Hammer says the findings show that Jews' nearest cousins "are Arabs and we should be nice to each other."

http://foundationstone.com.au/HtmlSupport/WebPage/semiticGenetics.htmlThe analysis provides genetic witness that these communities have, to a remarkable extent, retained their biological identity separate from their host populations, evidence of relatively little intermarriage or conversion into Judaism over the centuries.

Jews, Palestinians, and Syrians share a genetic link.

Another finding, paradoxical but unsurprising, is that by the yardstick of the Y chromosome, the world's Jewish communities closely resemble not only each other but also Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese, suggesting that all are descended from a common ancestral population that inhabited the Middle East some four thousand years ago.

Which fits the Biblical timeline of Abraham when we use the corrobatory evidence within Genesis. Fascinating how science and faith can be intertwined eh?

"It could be that wherever Jews were, they were very much isolated," he said. The close genetic affinity between Jews and Arabs, at least by the Y chromosome yardstick, is reflected in the Genesis account of how Abraham fathered Ishmael by his wife's maid Hagar and, when Sarah was then able to conceive, Isaac. Although Muslims have a different version of the story, they regard Abraham and Ishmael, or Ismail, as patriarchs just as Jews do Abraham and Isaac.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/05/000509003653.htm

If a common heritage conferred peace, then perhaps the long history of conflict in the Middle East would have been resolved years ago. For, according to a new scientific study, Jews are the genetic brothers of Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese, and they all share a common genetic lineage that stretches back thousands of years.

"Jews and Arabs are all really children of Abraham," says Harry Ostrer, M.D., Director of the Human Genetics Program at New York University School of Medicine, an author of the new study by an international team of researchers in the United States, Europe, and Israel. "And all have preserved their Middle Eastern genetic roots over 4,000 years," he says.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian

"Archaeologic and genetic data support that both Jews and Palestinians came from the ancient Canaanites, who extensively mixed with Egyptians, Mesopotamian and Anatolian peoples in ancient times."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/742430.stm

They may have their differences but Jews and Arabs share a common genetic heritage that stretches back thousands of years.

The comparison also showed that Jews have successfully resisted having their gene pool diluted, despite having lived among non-Jews for thousands of years in what is commonly known as the Diaspora - the time since 556 BC when Jews migrated out of Palestine.

Conclusion:

I have displayed 6 secular sites that all support the Biblical account of Abraham. I have supported the evidence that the Jews and Arabs are traced back to a common ancestry and are genetically related.

May God Bless You All

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