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Top Israeli scientist says Ashkenazi Jews came from Khazaria, not Palestine

Posted on May 8, 2013 by Montecristo


. . .  Text by Rita Rubin, Forward Magazine

An Israeli geneticist challenges the “Zionist” hypothesis that all Jews belong to one race and are intimately related, thus giving them a common ancestor in the Holy Land and a Biblical claim to Palestine. 

Scientists usually don’t call each other “liars” and “frauds.”

But that’s how Johns Hopkins University post-doctoral researcher Eran Elhaik describes a group of widely respected geneticists, including Harry Ostrer, professor of pathology and genetics at Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine and author of the 2012 book “Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People.”

For years now, the findings of Ostrer and several other scientists have stood virtually unchallenged on the genetics of Jews and the story they tell of the common Middle East origins shared by many Jewish populations worldwide. Jews — and Ashkenazim in particular — are indeed one people, Ostrer’s research finds.

It’s a theory that more or less affirms the understanding that many Jews themselves hold of who they are in the world: a people who, though scattered, share an ethnic-racial bond rooted in their common ancestral descent from the indigenous Jews of ancient Judea or Palestine, as the Romans called it after they conquered the Jewish homeland.

But now, Elhaik, an Israeli molecular geneticist, has published research that he says debunks this claim. And that has set off a predictable clash.

“He’s just wrong,” said Marcus Feldman of Stanford University, a leading researcher in Jewish genetics, referring to Elhaik.

The sometimes strong emotions generated by this scientific dispute stem from a politically loaded question that scientists and others have pondered for decades: Where in the world did Ashkenazi Jews come from?


The debate touches upon such sensitive issues as whether the Jewish people is a race or a religion, and whether Jews or Palestinians are descended from the original inhabitants of what is now the State of Israel.


Ostrer’s theory is sometimes marshaled to lend the authority of science to the Zionist narrative, which views the migration of modern-day Jews to what is now Israel, and their rule over that land, as a simple act of repossession by the descendants of the land’s original residents. Ostrer declined to be interviewed for this story. But in his writings, Ostrer points out the dangers of such reductionism; some of the same genetic markers common among Jews, he finds, can be found in Palestinians, as well.

By using sophisticated molecular tools, Feldman, Ostrer and most other scientists in the field have found that Jews are genetically homogeneous. No matter where they live, these scientists say, Jews are genetically more similar to each other than to their non-Jewish neighbors, and they have a shared Middle Eastern ancestry.

The geneticists’ research backs up what is known as the Rhineland Hypothesis. According to the hypothesis, Ashkenazi Jews descended from Jews who fled Palestine after the Muslim conquest in the seventh century and settled in Southern Europe. In the late Middle Ages they moved into eastern Europe from Germany, or the Rhineland.

“Nonsense,” said Elhaik, a 33-year-old Israeli Jew from Beersheba who earned a doctorate in molecular evolution from the University of Houston. The son of an Italian man and Iranian woman who met in Israel, Elhaik, a dark-haired, compact man, sat down recently for an interview in his bare, narrow cubicle of an office at Hopkins, where he’s worked for four years.

In “The Missing Link of Jewish European Ancestry: Contrasting the Rhineland and the Khazarian Hypotheses,” published in December in the online journal Genome Biology and Evolution, Elhaik says he has proved that Ashkenazi Jews’ roots lie in the Caucasus — a region at the border of Europe and Asia that lies between the Black and Caspian seas — not in the Middle East. They are descendants, he argues, of the Khazars, a Turkic people who lived in one of the largest medieval states in Eurasia and then migrated to Eastern Europe in the 12th and 13th centuries. Ashkenazi genes, Elhaik added, are far more heterogeneous than Ostrer and other proponents of the Rhineland Hypothesis believe. Elhaik did find a Middle Eastern genetic marker in DNA from Jews, but, he says, it could be from Iran, not ancient Judea.

Elhaik writes that the Khazars converted to Judaism in the eighth century, although many historians believe that only royalty and some members of the aristocracy converted. But widespread conversion by the Khazars is the only way to explain the ballooning of the European Jewish population to 8 million at the beginning of the 20th century from its tiny base in the Middle Ages, Elhaik says.

Elhaik bases his conclusion on an analysis of genetic data published by a team of researchers led by Doron Behar, a population geneticist and senior physician at Israel’s Rambam Medical Center, in Haifa. Using the same data, Behar’s team published in 2010 a paper concluding that most contemporary Jews around the world and some non-Jewish populations from the Levant, or Eastern Mediterranean, are closely related.

Elhaik used some of the same statistical tests as Behar and others, but he chose different comparisons. Elhaik compared “genetic signatures” found in Jewish populations with those of modern-day Armenians and Georgians, which he uses as a stand-in for the long-extinct Khazarians because they live in the same area as the medieval state.

“It’s an unrealistic premise,” said University of Arizona geneticist Michael Hammer, one of Behar’s co-authors, of Elhaik’s paper. Hammer notes that Armenians have Middle Eastern roots, which, he says, is why they appeared to be genetically related to Ashkenazi Jews in Elhaik’s study.

Hammer, who also co-wrote the first paper that showed modern-day Kohanim are descended from a single male ancestor, calls Elhaik and other Khazarian Hypothesis proponents “outlier folks… who have a minority view that’s not supported scientifically. I think the arguments they make are pretty weak and stretching what we know.”

Feldman, director of Stanford’s Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies, echoes Hammer. “If you take all of the careful genetic population analysis that has been done over the last 15 years… there’s no doubt about the common Middle Eastern origin,” he said. He added that Elhaik’s paper “is sort of a one-off.”

Elhaik’s statistical analysis would not pass muster with most contemporary scholars, Feldman said: “He appears to be applying the statistics in a way that gives him different results from what everybody else has obtained from essentially similar data.”

Elhaik, who doesn’t believe that Moses, Aaron or the 12 Tribes of Israel ever existed, shrugs off such criticism.

“That’s a circular argument,” he said of the notion that Jews’ and Armenians’ genetic similarities stem from common ancestors in the Middle East and not from Khazaria, the area where the Armenians live. If you believe that, he says, then other non-Jewish populations, such as Georgian, that are genetically similar to Armenians should be considered genetically related to Jews, too, “and so on and so forth.”

Dan Graur, Elhaik’s doctoral supervisor at U.H. and a member of the editorial board of the journal that published his paper, calls his former student “very ambitious, very independent. That’s what I like.” Graur, a Romanian-born Jew who served on the faculty of Tel Aviv University for 22 years before moving 10 years ago to the Houston school, said Elhaik “writes more provocatively than may be needed, but it’s his style.” Graur calls Elhaik’s conclusion that Ashkenazi Jews originated to the east of Germany “a very honest estimate.”

In a news article that accompanied Elhaik’s journal paper, Shlomo Sand, history professor at Tel Aviv University and author of the controversial 2009 book “The Invention of the Jewish People,” said the study vindicated his long-held ideas.

”It’s so obvious for me,” Sand told the journal. “Some people, historians and even scientists, turn a blind eye to the truth. Once, to say Jews were a race was anti-Semitic, now to say they’re not a race is anti-Semitic. It’s crazy how history plays with us.”

The paper has received little coverage in mainstream American media, but it has attracted the attention of anti-Zionists and “anti-Semitic white supremacists,” Elhaik said.

Interestingly, while anti-Zionist bloggers have applauded Elhaik’s work, saying it proves that contemporary Jews have no legitimate claim to Israel, some white supremacists have attacked it.

David Duke, for example, is disturbed by the assertion that Jews are not a race. “The disruptive and conflict-ridden behavior which has marked out Jewish Supremacist activities through the millennia strongly suggests that Jews have remained more or less genetically uniform and have… developed a group evolutionary survival strategy based on a common biological unity — something which strongly militates against the Khazar theory,” wrote the former Ku Klux Klansman and former Louisiana state assemblyman on his blog in February.

“I’m not communicating with them,” Elhaik said of the white supremacists.

He says it also bothers him, a veteran of seven years in the Israeli army, that anti-Zionists have capitalized on his research “and they’re not going to be proven wrong anytime soon.”

But proponents of the Rhineland Hypothesis also have a political agenda, he said, claiming they “were motivated to justify the Zionist narrative.”

To illustrate his point, Elhaik swivels his chair around to face his computer and calls up a 2010 email exchange with Ostrer.

“It was a great pleasure reading your group’s recent paper, ‘Abraham’s Children in the Genome Era,’ that illuminate[s] the history of our people,” Elhaik wrote to Ostrer. “Is it possible to see the data used for the study?”

Ostrer replied that the data are not publicly available. “It is possible to collaborate with the team by writing a brief proposal that outlines what you plan to do,” he wrote. “Criteria for reviewing include novelty and strength of the proposal, non-overlap with current or planned activities, and non-defamatory nature toward the Jewish people.”

That last requirement, Elhaik argues, reveals the bias of Ostrer and his collaborators.

Allowing scientists access to data only if their research will not defame Jews is “peculiar,” said Catherine DeAngelis, who edited the Journal of the American Medical Association for a decade. “What he does is set himself up for criticism: Wait a minute. What’s this guy trying to hide?”

Despite what his critics claim, Elhaik says, he was not out to prove that contemporary Jews have no connection to the Jewish people of the Bible. His primary research focus is the genetics of mental illness, which, he explains, led him to question the assumption that Ashkenazi Jews are a useful population to study because they’re so homogeneous.

Elhaik says he first read about the Khazarian Hypothesis a decade ago in a 1976 book by the late Hungarian-British author Arthur Koestler, “The Thirteenth Tribe,” written before scientists had the tools to compare genomes.

Koestler, who was Jewish by birth, said his aim in writing the book was to eliminate the racist underpinnings of anti-Semitism in Europe. “Should this theory be confirmed, the term ‘anti-Semitism’ would become void of meaning,” the book jacket reads. Although Koestler’s book was generally well reviewed, some skeptics questioned the author’s grasp of the history of Khazaria.

Graur is not surprised that Elhaik has stood up against the “clique” of scientists who believe that Jews are genetically homogeneous. “He enjoys being combative,” Graur said. “That’s what science is.”



Trendy Alert: How The Global Elite Constructed An Army Of Agenda 21 Advocates

Posted on July 31, 2012 | Leave a comment

Jurriaan Maessen
July 31, 2012

There is a new species of man prancing around upon the world stage. Suddenly, quite unannounced, this bizarre typology appeared, comparable to… well, nothing really. It is a remarkable creature, immediately recognizable by a certain androgynous streak running along all its features: a sheep-like nothingness, combined with an ounce of fanatical malice, dominating the rest of its general outward appearance. I say androgynous, because this new species hardly conforms to anything resembling the male- nor does it do to qualify it as female: an analogy which, as Alex Jones pointed out, is an insult to women. You see them, the trendies, popping up more and more these days, leaving us with a sense of what can only be described as sheer bewilderment. Although “trendy” is the term we may use to adequately describe this species, they comfortably classify themselves under the umbrella-term “millennial”. The following clip from the Alex Jones Show adequately expresses the nastiness of the phenomenon:

If we had to index this new family in the great house of the human race, one might classify it under Homo Trendyaris- or Homo Idiotis, or whatever name for that matter that may be applied to separate this individual from the larger, human family. The trendy, we have come to understand, is a result of decade-long, unrelenting disinformation-campaigns on the very young- which has produced a very sickening example of how man may be perverted beyond recognition if bombarded long enough with thorough globalist propaganda. It is a crime, really. The trendy’s mind has clearly from a very early age on been seriously knocked out of alignment, and subsequently molded in such a form as to be practically unrecognizable from anything resembling the human as we know him. If you want to visualize the trendy, sketch yourself a picture-postcard of an ordinary human- like the one depicted in biology textbooks denoting the classic male; shrink this image in length and width to about one half of its original size- shrink the neck even more until it compares to that of no more than an averaged-sized chicken- and then add to this all the complexities and wonderful mysteries inherent to humans in general … only to then deduct these things altogether. What remains is a creature that has a distinct Gollum-like feel to it: a hollow facade, in other words, weak of mind and body.

This sickly new creation is a disturbing blueprint of the futuristic “man” as envisioned by the global elite. To learn of how the trendy has been wrought into being, we must look at the latest generations of globalist royalty. For it is they, the Rothschilds and Rockefellers, who may be held responsible for the most subtle and consistent breeding-programs ever injected into society’s bloodstream. Subtle because of the absence of a straightforward eugenic intervention, and consistent because of the incremental nature of the propaganda onslaught.

David Mayor de Rothschild

In an unbelievable display of shamelessness, the youngest son of sir Evelyn de Rothschild claims that being heir to the Rothschild-fortune somehow makes it more unlikely that he should convince people to ‘go green’. Several news outlets have reported on a television series presented by David Mayor de Rothschild himself, pointing at the dangers of ‘global warming’ and its supposed effects on the earths ecosystem as he sails around the globe, promoting his cause on a boat made of plastic bottles and recycled waste. The young Rothschild may have painted the family crest green, underneath the red is still shimmering through.

On April 17 2009 the New York Times ran a story about David Mayor de Rothschild and his television debut “Eco Trip: The Real Cost of Living”. In the article the journalist cancels all professional reservations surrendering himself mindlessly over to Rothschild’s geographical zigzagging adventures and ecological photo-ops. As we have come to expect from the New York Times, even the pretext of thinking is abandoned as the global warming-myth is presented as a well-proven fact and its advocates are sprinkled with shining star- and gold dust. But let’s not forget: not long after this particular journalistic facade the Climategate scandal erupted like a carbon dioxide-laden volcano, blowing away a generation of lies and covering it with a thick layer of ash.

Starting out by marveling over David Mayor the Rothschild’s past globetrotting adventures “across Greenland’s shrinking icecaps”, the journalist wonders aloud how on earth it is possible for an offspring of the infamous banking family to protect Gaia from the evil oil-drillers.

“It’s one of those weird things”, Rothschild said in response. “(Being a Rothschild) has given me a lot of opportunities, but I think I always have to work harder too.”

A couple of days before the New York Times published their deceptive little panegyric, an article about De Rothschild’s ventures appeared in the Guardian’s environment-section, pointing out that David de Rothschild “belongs to the country’s leading ‘eco-toffs’, those young men and women who use their inherited wealth to promote environmental causes.”

By projecting an image of himself as a rich man’s kid drifting away from his predestined path to choose a life of self-inflicted hardship, De Rothschild casually leaves out the fact that his activities are actually perfectly consistent with his family’s long-time ambitions. As so often is the case, we must peel off multiple layers of deception to arrive at the rotten apple-core. De Rothschild’s crusade against “climate change” (these words cannot be crammed in between quotes thick enough to encapsulate this deception) is not despite of his upbringing- on the contrary: it fits in perfectly with his families age-old trickery, to create and promote a crisis, let it rage for a while and then generously bring out the solution in favour of the globalist agenda. And as the young Rothschild’s environmental enterprises show, the methodology is still very much alive.

Besides making television series for the young, he specializes in directing the propaganda towards the very young. In an attempt at brainwashing the very young, De Rothschild wrote a children’s book on climate change- a fairy tale really- because “a range of learning opportunities connect children with nature, inspire proactive global citizenship and make learning an adventure.” The message is clear: forget your family, forget your tribe- become good global citizens instead. Murmuring subliminally we hear the emperor from Star Wars whispering: “Give in to the dark side..”

It was not a month before the New York Times article appeared about David de Rothschild’s travels, the PR Newswire announced that “Rothschild Australia and E3 International are set to become key players in the international carbon credit trading market, an emerging commodity market that analysts estimate could be worth up to US$150 billion by 2012.” Such an additional fact would go completely over a trendy’s head, by the way.

Conveniently leaving out that the ancient family for centuries worked to consolidate control over international finance, the website Rothschild.Com brags: “Rothschild has been at the centre of the world’s financial markets for over 200 years. It ranks amongst the world’s largest privately-owned banks.” A couple of paragraphs later the website goes on to say that “Rothschild is committed to the pursuit of excellence, and for this reason concentrates on sectors and markets in which it can excel.”

Indeed. As the many carbon credit schemes by the internationalist family clearly illustrate, their members are all too eager to point at the dangers of climate change, and even more eager to make huge profits out of the generated fear. David Mayor de Rothschild is certainly not a rogue descendant of the family, sailing of into the deep blue as he denounces his family’s global ambitions; he is actually a most loyal member, actively promoting its interests with a wink and a smile as he sells his cool aid to the youngest of the young.

David Rockefeller Jr.

Speaking of boating trips to “promote awareness on climate change”, the youngest son of David Rockefeller, David Rockefeller Jr., has pranced around on the world’s oceans for many a year on his million dollar luxury yard- one of his million dollar luxury yards, that is. In this particular 2010 article, Rockefeller doubles back on the scientific legitimacy of the entire thing- as so many of them were forced to do since the hoax obviously imploded for all the world to see.

“Regardless of the facts of climate change, the oceans are in trouble”, Rockefeller said. “I don’t think our concerns hang just from the tree of climate change.”

Interesting to note that Rockefeller, providing his resume to the author, stressed that he is a proud member of the Bohemian Club. A very bold admission- which was then penned down by a completely unsuspecting journalist who probably didn’t give it another thought, thinking perhaps that it was some innocent semi-elitist skiing resort. This is a good example of how members of the global elite, just for the hell of it, admit to being part of a secret cabal. They cannot help themselves. Rockefeller is also saying that the science doesn’t even matter and people should conform to the UN’s “sustainability” agenda for the sake of the agenda itself. The term “sustainability” should be interpreted for the euphemism that it is: all depopulation policies, in the making for many decades, assembled under the umbrella of Agenda 21: a post-eugenic agenda created by the very same families now pleasure-cruising around the planet for PR purposes.

The Sierra Club, calling Rockefeller a “trendsetter”, did a Q&A with the billionaire and brought up the subject of population. Musing on the good old days, when his great grandfather built his empire, Rockefeller added:

“We’ve added 5 billion people to the planet in the past century, and that has been the biggest factor in environmental degradation.”

Justin Rockefeller

In the 21st century, the son of US Senator Jay Rockefeller, is also planting the seeds of trendyism into the absorbent soil of young, naïve minds. Justin Rockefeller, a young and fanatic branch from the Rockefeller tree, has pledged his love for his family’s Population Council.

“I proudly support the Population Council because it efficiently improves the lives of young people around the world.”, little Justin Rockefeller said.

“Population challenges—not just the number of people but the quality of their lives—lie at the heart of many of the world’s great challenges, such as poverty alleviation, climate change, and demand for energy.”, Rockefeller continued.

As co-founder of an organization called GenerationEngage, Justin is one of the people responsible for the emergence of the current-day trendy. And he has full establishment backing.

In his biography, young Justin brags:

“Notable GenerationEngage participants include, among others: Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, Al Gore, Barack Obama, Chuck Hagel, Hillary Clinton, Colin Powell, John Edwards, Nancy Pelosi, Coretta Scott King, Stephen Breyer, Peggy Noonan, Ted Sorensen, Bill Safire, John C. Whitehead, and Spike Lee.”

“We’re targeting young people who aren’t in college.”, Rockefeller confided to New York News & Features. “We hope to hire young community leaders in every state to do things like identify local hot spots—Internet cafés, bars, pool halls—and turn them into places where people talk politics.”

In 2007 the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation stepped in with a bag of money and an agenda, creating an organization of “Climate Precinct Captains” called 1Sky. These “Climate Captains” were first given a good dose of climate change propaganda and were then let loose to spread the good message from door to door. 1Sky is only one out of many “environmental units” groping around the land with full financial backing by calculating globalists and aristocratic transnationalists.

On the “action page” of 1Sky.Org the organization tried to add the young and susceptible inside their ranks by asking them to “become a 1Sky Climate Precinct Captain.”

Playing into children’s inherent insecurities, the website reassures them: “You won’t be alone: you’ll be part of a nationwide network of 1Sky Climate Precinct Captains in each of the approximately 300,000 electoral precincts nationwide, working to make a difference. We’ll make sure you have all the materials you need: training information, how-to guides, materials such as posters, flyers and more.”

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s program director for Sustainable Development Michael Northrop commented on their cash-injection into 1Sky, explaining quite truthfully that as far as the Fund is concerned, environmentalism is just a means to an end:

“It has always been much more than an environmental issue for us and explains why we have consistently supported efforts to take the global warming out of the green box in which it has found itself confined. By definition, the notion of sustainable development requires thinking outside the green box because it understands that environmental protection must be integrated with economic and social development. It proposes not only a green agenda to protect ecosystems but also a related human development agenda.”

As we know, ‘human development’ is nothing more than the adjusted and more acceptable term for that old and favorite toy of the elite, eugenics. As evidence of their transformational accomplishments, Northrop points to the reach of their annual grants to “green” movements and other organizations:

“Our grants database provides details on how the RBF has played a role in fostering this change. The Fund has supported groups that have carried the message of sustainable development to the business community, to investors, to people of faith, to the military, to athletes, to architects and builders, to governors, to mayors, and to young people (…). For further evidence of the converging climate conversation, witness what some of the largest banks in the world are doing. Three of them- Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley- together announced standards for the financing of new coal-fired power plants in a deal struck with utilities and environmental groups.”

The example of 1Sky indicates that a new generation of Agenda 21 advocates is consciously being bred into existence with the help of prolonged and extensive propaganda efforts (man=bad, earth=good, therefore: man should die). The product of this campaign is the trendy, which may be considered to be the purest antithesis of the man as he was from the emergence of Homo Sapiens Sapiens up and to the end of the 20st century. While men and women inherently have a desire to protect themselves and their families, the trendy has learned to disregard all these things: not out of any sense of non-conformity, by the way, or otherwise reactionary impulse. It is from an absence of recognition of oneself, a lack of connection with the tribe, which makes the trendy eventually cry at the top of its longs: “slavery is sexy; constricting nation-states is cool!”. And we have the global elite to thank for this.


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