The realization that scientific evidence which proves that Jews are a distinct genetically-based race instead of a “religious group” has provoked a hysterical counter-reaction by leading Zionists in Israel who have resorted to denying the reality of DNA to cover up overt Jewish racism.
One recent example, published in the Haaretz newspaper in Israel, written by Israeli university academic Dr. Samuel Lebens, said that if the claims that “Jews are a race, then Zionism is racism.
“If the Jews are a race, then parents who don’t want their children to intermarry are racists,” Dr. Lebens wrote—quite truthfully.
For that reason, he goes on to argue that Jews are “not a race,” but a “nation,” an argument which many Jewish Supremacists use to try and dodge the obvious contradiction of pretending to be “anti-racist” while at the same time supporting Jewish racial purity and the right of Israel to be a Jews-only state—with the definition of who is a Jew being determined solely by ancestry, i.e. by genetic descent.
Dr Lebens’s denials, and those of other Jewish Supremacists, have been provoked by a new book written by a Jewish professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, Harry Ostrer, called “Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People.”
Dr. Ostrer claims that Jews are different, and the differences are not just skin deep. Jews exhibit, he writes, a distinctive genetic signature. Ostrer sees it as central to Jewish identity.
Geneticists have long been aware that certain diseases, from breast cancer to Tay-Sachs, disproportionately affect Jews.
Ostrer, who is also director of genetic and genomic testing at Montefiore Medical Center, goes further, maintaining that Jews are a homogeneous group with all the scientific trappings of what is called a “race.”
Because of their history of inmarriage and cultural isolation, imposed or self-selected, Jews were considered by gentiles (and usually referred to themselves) as a “race.”
Scholars from Josephus to Disraeli proudly proclaimed their membership in “the tribe.”
Ostrer divides his book into six chapters representing the various aspects of Jewishness: Looking Jewish, Founders, Genealogies, Tribes, Traits and Identity.
About 80% of Jewish males and 50% of Jewish females trace their ancestry back to the Middle East. The rest entered the “Jewish gene pool” through conversion or intermarriage. Those who did intermarry often left the faith in a generation or two, in effect pruning the Jewish genetic tree.