If someone claims that the land of Israel belongs to the children of Israel, they need to prove that the Jews of today are actually the descendants of Israel. To understand this properly, let’s first clarify what it means to claim to be the children of Israel. Israel, agreed upon by Muslims, Jews, and Christians, is the name of the Prophet Jacob. So, Jews are considered his descendants. If today’s Jews can truly trace their roots back to Jacob, then the claim aligns with the veracity of their scripture. Jacob is the son of Isaac who, in turn, is the son of Abraham. Jews assert that they are the descendants, or seed, of Abraham. If this claim holds true and they can indeed trace their lineage back to Abraham, then their assertion is supported by their scriptures.
Historically, Christians believed that the majority of Jews, displaced from Jerusalem by Roman General Titus in 70 AD, migrated to Rome and Europe, especially Germany, and later into Eastern Europe. However, historians and archaeologists challenged this view, suggesting that only a few Jews dispersed after Titus, intermarried locally, and dissolved as a distinct group. But Jewish leaders argued vehemently, asserting that Jews settled in Europe as Middle East exiles, emphasizing their continuity and lineage from Abraham. This narrative was crucial for them to maintain their identity and bloodline.
We live in the age of science, as they say. To validate the Jewish claim as the rightful owners of the land of Israel, it is incumbent upon them to demonstrate their historical connection to the land. What better way to do so than through DNA tests? Dr. Ariell Oppenheim, a genetics researcher at Hebrew University, contends that, based on genetic nevidence, a substantial number of individuals who claim descent from Abraham, including many Jews, have ancestral ties to Turkish and Mongol populations. Her contention is that the Jews are actually Khazarians, not Israelites.
European Jews account for about 90 percent of the Jews in the World today, and their ancestry can be traced back to the Khazars who were a semi-nomadic Turkic people who, during the medieval period, settled in the region that roughly corresponds to modern-day Kazakhstan, southern Russia, and Ukraine. According to historians, in the 8th century, King Bulan, the ruling monarch of Khazaria, converted to Judaism and selected it as the religion for his people, who subsequently followed suit. Jewish rabbis from Babylon were brought in by the King’s decree to instruct the population about Judaism.
The Khazarian people, after being conquered by Russian invaders over the next two centuries, fled to Eastern Europe, particularly Poland, where they maintained their Jewish faith. Subsequently, they dispersed across Europe and the United States. In 1948, Khazarian Jews played a role in the establishment of the new nation of Israel. Except for Benjamin Netanyahu, born in Israel, every Israeli Prime Minister was from Poland. But then again, Netanyahu’s father was from Poland, so Netanyahu is also from the same place.
In 2012, Dr. Eran Elhaik, an Israeli-born Jewish researcher from Johns Hopkins Medical University, published findings affirming the conclusions of Oppenheim. The research suggests that those self-identifying as “Jews” today are not descendants of Abraham but rather have Turkish/Mongol ancestry. According to Elhaik’s work, Jews are identified as Khazarians, not Israelites. Elhaik told Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper, “The various groups of Jews in the world today do not share a common genetic origin. We are talking here about groups that are very heterogeneous and which are connected solely by religion.”
Shlomo Sand, an Israeli professor of History at the University of Tel Aviv, challenges the notion of Jews sharing a common ethnic identity. According to him, similar to Christianity and Islam, Judaism was initially a “proselytizing religion.” He contends that the idea of Judaism as a “race” rather than a religion of various races lacks foundation. He argues that the true descendants of Abraham are the present-day Muslim and Christian Palestinians, not the Jews. In an interview with Haaretz, he stated, “The majority of Jews do not have a Middle Eastern genetic component.”
In his book ‘DNA Science and the Jewish Bloodline,’ American writer Texe Marrs asserts that it is impossible for anyone alive to provide authentic DNA evidence proving their status as an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham. Marrs emphasizes that, globally, there is no distinct race of Jews, a fact even acknowledged by the Encyclopedia Judaica.
The children of Israel are actually the Muslims and Christians who live in Palestine today, and it is not an opinion but a proven historical and scientific fact. This is independently verifiable because the data is there for all to see. The genocide being carried out by the current Netanyahu regime must stop; their claim is baseless on all fronts. What is more ironic than a disbeliever quoting scripture to justify the killings of innocent children, men, women, and the elderly? Being an atheist, Netanyahu’s reference to religious scriptures contradicts his beliefs. Likewise, as the majority of Jews are Europeans, their claim to the land is also inherently contradictory