Early Genetic Proof Ashkenazi Jews Are From the Middle East

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  1. Roberto B. Soldinger says:

    “The majority of genetic findings to date concerning Ashkenazi Jews conclude that the male line was founded by ancestors from the Middle East.” (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashkenazi_Jews)

  2. Keep in mind that this refers to the most common male Jewish haplogroups, largely starting with “J.”. But many of us, myself included, are from other groups. We are “R” and I have perfectly Jewish friends with “G” and other haplogroups.

    But the main point is correct. We are not Khazars, as the anti-Semites claim. And we are not interlopers in our land.

    • Sheri Oz says:

      Actually, Elhaik’s article that everyone trashes, does not say that the Khazarian Jews are converts but, rather, that they originated from the Levant and migrated along the Silk Road and then north to where they settled for a long time before moving farther north and into Eastern Europe. His theory does not compete with the one saying that Ashkenazi Jews came around through Southern Europe but rather complements it.

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