The Palestinians are descendants of the ancient Israelites

The Jews now living in Israel and other places in the world are not at all descendants of the ancient people who inhabited the so called Kingdom of Judea.

By Dr. Ashraf Ezzat

A Palestinian and an Israeli arguing over the disputed land.

Speaking at a cabinet meeting held in Tel Hai last february, Israeli PM Netanyahu said “Our existence depends not only on the IDF or our economic resilience – it is anchored in our store of knowledge and the national sentiment that we will bestow upon the coming generations, in our ability to justify our connection to the land.

Netanyahu was so eloquent in his statement and he managed to touch upon the problematic status quo of the state of Israel when he mentioned Israel’s ability to justify its connection to the occupied land of Palestine. But is it true? Are the Israelis of today the descendants of the ancient Israelites? Does merely being a Jew give anyone the right to claim connection to the land of Palestine and its history? I think it is up to historians not politicians to decide that.

Only by understanding history can we understand why things are the way they are right now. Many of the past events and histories in the world have shaped what we are as of now.

 Historians agree- despite the scanty archeological findings- that the ancient Israelites inhabited part of Palestine- or the southern Levant- thousands of years ago. But so did the Phoenicians, the Canaanites, Philistines , the Hittites and the Aramaeans. Nevertheless we do not find some Canaanite people – whom were at least mentioned in the Mesopotamian and Ancient Egyptian texts. – appearing in modern age after thousands of years had elapsed with claims to the right to return to the land of their ancestors.

 How did the ancient Israelites live in that part of the ancient Near East?

 Their old Bible states that they lived in a monarchy of a political and military power close enough to be the rival of magnificent kingdoms like the Egyptian, the Babylonian and the Hittites. But history and archeology says different.

The Biblical Israelites

In his book “the Bible unearthed” The archeologist Israel Finkelstein states that although the book of Samuel, and initial parts of the book of Kings, portray Saul, David and Solomon ruling in succession over a powerful and cosmopolitan united kingdom of Israel and Judah, Finkelstein  regards modern archaeological evidence as showing that this is a pious fiction.

The Israelites lived as herders and farmers who never left their land.

 The united kingdom of Israel and Judah depicted in the bible was nothing more than a sparsely populated rural region, nomadic tribes at best until the 7th century BCE. And the whole region was an Egyptian protectorate extending north to where Syria is today.

And by following the Biblical story of the Israelites we will find out that they were driven out of their land in the form of mass exile in 607 BCE by the Babylonians, and from Judea in 70 CE by the Roman Empire.  Somehow we are more concerned with the second mass exile or what is better known as the “Diaspora” as it is the Zionists` pretext for claiming the right to return to their homeland.

According to Shlomo Sand in his bestseller book “ The invention of the Jewish people”, the description of the Jews as a wandering nation in exiles, “who wandered across seas and continents, reached the ends of the earth and finally, with the advent of Zionism, made a U-turn and returned en masse to their orphaned homeland,” is nothing but “national mythology.” For the ancient Israelite never left their homeland nor wandered across different parts of the world in what is known as the “Diaspora

Inventing the Diaspora

“After being forcibly exiled from their land, the people remained faithful to it throughout their Dispersion and never ceased to pray and hope for their return to it and for the restoration in it of their political freedom” – thus states the preamble to the Israeli Declaration of Independence. This is also the quotation that opens the third chapter of Sand’s book, entitled “The Invention of the Diaspora.” Sand argues that the Jewish people’s exile from its land never happened.

“The supreme paradigm of exile was needed in order to construct a long-range memory in which an imagined and exiled nation-race was posited as the direct continuation of ‘the people of the Bible’ that preceded it,” Sand explains. Under the influence of other historians who have dealt with the same issue in recent years, he argues that the exile of the Jewish people is originally a Christian myth that depicted that event as divine punishment imposed on the Jews for having rejected the Christian gospel.

Sand added “I started looking in research studies about the exile from the land – a constitutive event in Jewish history, almost like the Holocaust. But to my astonishment I discovered that it has no literature. The reason is that no one exiled the people of the country. The Romans did not exile peoples and they could not have done so even if they had wanted to. They did not have trains and trucks to deport entire populations. That kind of logistics did not exist until the 20th century. From this, in effect, the whole book of shlomo sand was born: in the realization that Judaic society was not dispersed and was not exiled.”

In his historical research, sand attempts to prove that the Jews now living in Israel and other places in the world are not at all descendants of the ancient people who inhabited the so called Kingdom of Judea. Their origins, according to him, are in varied peoples that converted to Judaism during the course of history, in different corners of the Mediterranean Basin and the adjacent regions. Not only are the North African Jews for the most part descendants of pagans who converted to Judaism, but so are the Jews of Yemen (remnants of the Himyar Kingdom in the Arab Peninsula, who converted to Judaism in the fourth century) and the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe (refugees from the Kingdom of the Khazars, who converted in the eighth century).

 The same conclusion was adopted by Arthur Koestler in his famous book The Thirteenth Tribe (1976). It advances the controversial thesis that the modern Jewish population originating from North / East Europe and Russia including their descendants, or Ashkenazim, are not descended from the historical Israelites of antiquity, but from Khazars, a people originating and populating the Caucasus region (historical Khazaria) who converted to Judaism in the 8th century and later voluntarily migrating or were forced to move westwards into current Eastern Europe (Russia, Hungary, Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, Germany and other places outside the Caucasus region) before and during the 12th and 13th century when the Khazar Empire was collapsing.

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History’s final word

So this is how history unfolds to refute the Biblical narration of a kingdom of David and Solomon, negates the Diaspora ever happened and tells us that the current Jews are mainly the descendants of Khazar tribes, berber tribes in north Africa and Arabic tribes in Yemen who converted to Judaism and have no strong Genetic link to the Jews who lived in Palestine during Roman times something that Israel now is trying to prove otherwise by financing Genetic clinical trials that only revealed Genetic similarities amongst Jews expected of people with the common ancestral origins mentioned above.

A flag and the memories of the lost land of Palestine.

The UN records show that there are 5 million uprooted Palestinians today do not have the right of return to their homes despite the fact that Ashkenazi Jews (European, with no ties to biblical Israel other than their adoption of the Jewish religion) do. 

 History negates that the ancient Israelites ever left their home land and approves the thesis of their conversion to Islam in the 7th century and in doing so undermines the historical connection of modern Jews to the land of modern day Palestine.

History says the chances that the Palestinians are descendants of the ancient Judaic people are much greater than the chances that modern Israelis are its descendents.

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28 Responses to "The Palestinians are descendants of the ancient Israelites"

  1. James  September 24, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    J.C. You don’t seem to be paying attention to what is being said. I have looked over much of what has been written and Dr. Ezzat hasn’t dismissed any of the Hebrew writings of the Old Testament or those of the New. He is showing for those who’s eyes are open the understanding that the people that are called Israeli’s are not true decendants from the 12 tribes. Even they say that if you would look around for the information. – This is from the Jewish Almanac – Identity Crisis: “Strictly speaking, it is incorrect to call an ancient Israelite a “Jew” or to call a contemporary Jew an “Israelite” or a “Hebrew.” Now go to your room and do your homework.

  2. James  September 24, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    John 8:44

    You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

  3. J. C.  September 23, 2010 at 12:22 am

    According to what is said in this article, the Bible (both Old and New Testaments) are just a pack of lies. So must be the historical record of the first century historians, such as Josephus. I guess Jesus never existed either – and if he did, he couldn’t have been a Jew – It was all a conspiracy of the early Christians! And the two Temples in Jerusalem? More Zionist lies! And Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – mere fabrications – so was Moses! I know – the Bible was written by aliens to control the human population! And Jesus was an extraterrestrial masquerading as a human! The females of his planet could give birth without a male partner – voila! The Virgin Birth!

    You guys should just sit around drawing pictures of Muhammad!

  4. J. C.  September 23, 2010 at 12:11 am


  5. Dr. Ashraf Ezzat  September 19, 2010 at 8:08 am

    My dear,

    The jews were never kicked out, its merely a pious myth, they never left the so called “promised land”. Truth of the matter is, they just converted to Islam at the seventh century.
    Ironically, the Zionist Israelis are now slaughtering the REAL DESCENDANTS OF THE BIBLICAL ISRAELITES.
    This is history staring us in the face.

  6. Ann Dabbas  September 19, 2010 at 5:55 am

    If my ancestors came from Germany at the beginning of 1900, could they just go to Germany and expect the Germans to accept them as citizens now? Neither do those people who claim to have come from the Palestine area a thousand years ago have the right to plop themselves there now. In the Bible, it even states that the Jews were kicked out never to return. Look up John 8-44. It is stated in many other places also.

  7. Ann Dabbas  September 19, 2010 at 5:37 am

    What does it matter who was in Palestine a thousand years ago. It is just important who was there at the beginning of the 20th century. If my grandparents came from Germany and my parents migrated to Ameica then, it doesn’t mean I could go back to Germany and take up where my grandfather left off.

  8. stew dert  September 19, 2010 at 4:33 am

    the PRAVDA in good old days was hiding the truth from readers

    what kind of comments section applies censorship?

    let the readers decide for themselves

    or are you afraid to be exposed to truth ?

  9. Penumbra  September 19, 2010 at 1:07 am

    Dale, I would encourage you to examine the real historical record of inter-faith relations prior to the Zio-fascist program of exporting Ashkenazi Germans to Palestine (yes the land was called Palestine and historical maps within the UN archives and elsewhere (as well as countless political and literary citations verify this fact).

    When the Jewish population (essentially Arab Jews or Mizrahim) was but a scant minority in the 1800’s and turn of the 20th century prior to the land purchase scams financed predominantly by the Rothschilds criminal family and cohorts, THOSE Jews and their Arab Muslim and Christian neighbors lived in peace side by side.

    When the Luciferian Talmudic Supremacists began arriving and setting up shop that prior state of affairs incrementally eroded, much to the equal chagrin of the indigenous Arab Jews as to their Muslim and Christian counterparts. In Israel today, Arab Jews are accounted as lesser class citizens and Christians of any stripe barely tolerated at best and killed/persecuted more often than not.

    Notions of hundreds or thousands of years of strife is just another widely purveyed Zionist lie readily accepted by a Western public with little interest in making any effort to research and learn the truth.

  10. Gordon Duff  September 18, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Another myth started by the jews is that palestinians originated as the children of the relations between lot and his daughters
    all is mythology
    there is no archeological basis for any of it….and the inconsistencies in the old testament are endless

  11. Dale R. Suiter  September 18, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Hello Folks:

    Haggar gave Ishmeal (sp?) to Abram. Sarah then gave Abraham (somewhere there is a name change, help with the correct sequence please?) a male child. Haggar and her son were “kicked” out of camp by Sarah. Thus began the problem between Jews and Arabs and by extension the Palestinians. Any comments Folks? Let me know if I am off base, please.

    Note: Killing in the Middle East will not end. I don’t believe there is a peaceful solution to the centuries of killing. Minimizing the prolem can achieve some results, i.e. through talks, concessions etc. The conflict will never end.


    Dale R. Suiter

  12. Penumbra  September 18, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Seem the Zio-fascists just live to prove to the world how ignorant and destructive they can be. Such a waste of human potential and energy.

  13. Debra Sert  September 18, 2010 at 9:57 am

    go to

    you will get all the info you want there

  14. Zee  September 18, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Thank You, Dr. Ezzat

  15. Dr. Ashraf Ezzat  September 18, 2010 at 6:11 am

    Osama is saying that he likes the article and he thinks it should be republished in some Arabic & western independent media.

  16. Dr. Ashraf Ezzat  September 18, 2010 at 6:05 am

    عزيزى أســامة
    فكرتك جيدة و تستحق التنفيذ ..برجاء مراسلتى على بريدى الاليكترونى لمزيد من تبادل الافكار .. كما أتمنى أن تدخل على اللنك الخاص بى و تقرأ مقالاتى التى تمس الجالية العربية فى امريكا و الغرب .. وشكرا

  17. Zee  September 18, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Could somebody translate this ???

  18. Osama Al-Rashidi  September 18, 2010 at 1:52 am

    شكرا لمجهوداتك لعرض هذا الموضوع المهم ، وأنا أتقدم لكم بفكرة إعادة نشر هذه المقالة الرائعة في بعض الصحف المستقلة الشريفة بالدول العربية والأوروبية

  19. Anonymous Smith  September 17, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Great article, Dr. Ezzat!

    The truth is slowing getting out…a little too slowly. More and more, persons of substance are embracing these uncomfortable truths…but will it reach the tipping-point in time to stop the Holocaust being carried out against the Palestinians?

  20. Zee  September 17, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    aw – How do you figure I’m being brainwashed ? Dr. Ashraf Ezzat is correct, for the most part. Do some online research about Khazars – the proof is there.

  21. Dr. Ashraf Ezzat  September 17, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    “Do not applaud me. It is not I who speaks to you, but history which speaks through my mouth”
    Fustel de Coulanges

    ..Unfortunately, we`re so caught up in the present myopic moment we forgot what clarity of vision history can provide us.

  22. fixthefuture911  September 17, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Dr. Ashraf Ezzat, Excellent,
    It is very important to make it known to all the false history pushed upon so many for so long.

  23. american woman  September 17, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    & u zee, r just ignorant. get facts. research yourself & stop being brainwashed.

  24. Dr. Ashraf Ezzat  September 17, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Thank you and i do wish the same for all.

  25. Zee  September 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    This is comical. So your telling us that these jew wannabe’s who occupy (so-called) Israel, are living a fantastic lie? These fools are murdering, maiming and making their neighbors lives a living hell because of disinformation in the form of bible stories? Boy were these suckers fed a load of crap by their rabbi’s a long time ago.


  26. Penumbra  September 17, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Israeli propagandist hogwash. The majority of Israelis are Ashkenazim who are Europeanized Caucasian Khazar descendants, not Arameans.

    The Arameans were Syriac and Mesopotamian peoples and are representative today by Syrians/Jordanians/Iraqis. Jews of this ethnic strain fall under the minority classification of Mizrahim (subsumed in common parlance within the broader segment of “Sephardim”, but yet ethnically distinct).

  27. Proud to be Aramean.  September 17, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    The “Palestinians” are not the descendants of Israel.
    Most of these people in the Levant/Israel/Jordan are ethnic Arameans

  28. Johnny Punish  September 17, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Clarifications make it much easier to discuss the issues intelligently and will help us resolve issues moving forward with respect for all peoples. Keep up the great work! Peace, Love, and Unity….for all.

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