I know Lemon.fresh sort of addressed this post in his above, but really, in the name of historical accuracy, I gotta take a crack at it.
Originally posted by digginapony
reply to post by solid007
The people who many erroneously call Jews are Khazars who converted to hide behind Judaism in 740 AD.
Incorrect on a few levels. Let's start with the last one. The Khazars did in fact convert to Judaism somewhere after the date you mentioned. They
were a Turkic people in the Caucasus and steppes north of there who practiced, up to that point, whatever their traditional version of Tengriism was
(it's a form of shamanic-based sky-worship, to pare it down to the bones) Their king converted for one easy reason; economics. he had Islam pressing
in from the south, and Christianity from the Northwest. This created a dilemma; both Christians and Muslims were expected to wage war against "pagans
and non-believers." But to convert to either of those religions would mean war with the other. So King Dude or whatever, decides to give Judaism a
try. He gets pretty good results; it helps too that he sits on a major trade route and is, in the contect of the local terrain, an effective military
The conversion was a measured step. And it's not as if they suddenly became ultra-Orthodox Jews. In fact, their version of Judaism probably was just
Tengriism with the Torah thrown in here and there. You find that sort of syncretism among the steppe peoples all the way to today; a Mongol herder can
be a shamanic tengriist Buddhist who has icons of jesus and prays towards Mecca. he's just covering his bases.
Speaking of the Mongols, they smashed the Khazars in the 13th century. The Seljuks and Tajiks had already broken most of the Khazar empire's power,
and when they refused tribute to the Khan, well, sucks to be them.
We bring these points together to one important conclusion; the Khazars had no lasting impact at all on Judaism. They're an interesting footnote, if
that much. They dwelled in west-central Asia, practiced some unknown and forgotten variety of Judaism, and were extinct as any sort of power by the
time the middle ages rolled around.
The people who many people correctly
call Jews are just Europeans whose ancestors converted or, in a few cases, immigrated from the near east.
I say correctly because anyone who practices Judaism is a Jew. Judaism is not genetic.
Their ancestors never stepped foot in the holy land. The Semites are the Palestinians.
Semite is a linguistic classification that covers everyone from the ancient Egyptians to the modern Maltese. You're in the neighborhood though;
today's Palestinians are, in the vast majority, the descendants of the people who told the stories that you find in the bible.
Therefore, since ISrael denies the rights of Palestinians and and is committing genocide and ethnic cleansing against them, the Israelis are
Genocide and ethnic cleansing are different things. Israel is not guilty of genocide. However, Israel IS guilty of ethnic cleansing. There is no
systemic endeavor to render Arabs extinct - that would be genocide. However, Isrel is clearly trying to purge the local Arabs from the territory
Israel wants, and is destroying their culture and history to do so - ethnic cleansing.
Though Israelis are (unfortunately) as deluded by their media and politicians as Americans are, I'm of the opinion that a majority of them are
decent, forward-thinking people. The Zionists who rule the government are most definitely anti-semites - even in the sense of the word meaning they
hate Jews. After all, they campaign by standing on heaps of dead Jews, don't they?
Look into the Herzl, the Balfour Declaration, and then the Transfer Agreement. There is a reason AshkeNAZI Jews like Rothschild and Warburg
funded the Nazis. It is time to rise from the slumber.
For the same reason poor people donate to the republican party; because they're dumb as a sack of dead cats.