IxCimi Friday, 08/06/10 01:41:28 AM Re: toddao post# 10167 Post # of 10217 No one seems to grasp Eastern European Jews ain't Semites! The Semitic people are those of middle eastern origins. The Ashkanazi are Khazarians forced out by the Ottoman empire and Russia. In our sample, this low-level gene flow may be reflected in the Eu 19 chromosomes, which are found at elevated frequency (12.7%) in Ashkenazi Jews and which are very frequent in Eastern Europeans (54%-60%) (Semino et al. 2000). Alternatively, it is attractive to hypothesize that Ashkenazim with Eu 19 chromosomes represent descendants of the Khazars, originally a Turkic tribe from Central Asia, who settled in southern Russia and eastern Ukraine and converted en masse to Judaism in the ninth century of the present era, as described by Yehuda Ha-Levi in 1140 A.D. (Dunlop 1954)." "Necessity!"... the tyrant's plea.... ... and only a fool complies.