A New Genetic Study Sheds Light on the Biblical Canaanites

The Hebrew Bible presents the Canaanites as a relatively homogenous group of pagan tribes who inhabited the Land of Israel and its environs when Abraham first arrived there, and remained until the era of the Davidic monarchy. Based on ancient DNA gathered from 93 different bodies buried at nine separate locations, from a period of over a millennium, scientists have confirmed this portrait. Amanda Borschel-Dan writes:

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More about: Archaeology, Canaanites, Genetics

Israel-Palestinian Peace Starts with Combating Anti-Semitism

Jan. 22 2021

If there is to be a resolution to the conflict between the Jewish state and a putative Palestinian one, writes Jonathan Michanie, it won’t start with drawing lines on maps or restrictions on where Jews can build houses, but with the Palestinian Authority (PA) abandoning its official anti-Semitism. The PA can, in this regard, learn much from those Arab nations that have recently made peace with Israel:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Morocco, Palestinian Authority