Are Jews White?
Posted by Robert Reis on Sunday, March 23, 2008 at 06:44 AM
Are Jews White?
Robert E. Reis
The SPLC has good things to say about American Renaissance and about Jared Taylor.
The SPLC mentions that American Renaissance consistently deletes readers’ posts critical of the Jews. The SPLC describes American Renaissance as “100% clean” white nationalism.
Jared Taylor and American Renaissance cater to modern non-Orthodox Jews by claiming that Jews are white.
E. Michael Jones believes that the American Renaissance is “the white man’s version of the NAACP, which is to say, one more organization which manipulates the race issue in the interests of the revolutionary Jews. The main purpose of the American Renaissance is to convince deracinated Protestants that Jews are white, and, therefore, no threat to their interests.”
If non-Jewish white people see Jews as white people in the context of the relationship between whites and blacks in America or in the context of non-white immigration to white countries, then Jews disappear from the radar screens. Ordinary white people will not suspect Jews and Jewish groups of having hidden motives when they make policy recommendations.
Are Jews white? Or are they a genetic clustering that is “acting in a way that cannot please God and makes them the enemies of the whole human race” (I Thess 1:15).
Many years ago, Senator Joseph McCarthy was asked how he identified a communist. He responded that if something looked like a duck, waddled like a duck, quacked like a duck and hung around with a lot of other ducks, he had found a duck.
Science has advanced a lot since then.
It is a politically correct view to hold that races do not exist. Even those scientists who promote this doctrine have to admit there are genetic clusterings; recognizable groups of people who look more like members of their group than they look like members of other groups. It would be an aberrant man of science who did not see a difference between native Swedes, Germans, and Poles and native Chinese, Koreans and Japanese.
Many scientific studies of the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) of various groupings of human beings have been done.
One study allocates Iranians, English people, Danes and Greeks to a tight clustering, Japanese and Koreans to another cluster, Khmer, Micronesians, and Malays to another cluster, and Bantus, Nilo-Saharans, and West Africans to yet another cluster. Near Easterners are located about as far from Iranian, English, Danish, Greek cluster as the Chinese are located from the Micronesians.
Another study acknowledges seven genetic clusterings in the following order of genetic distance: African, Caucasoid, Northeast Asian, Arctic Asia, America, Southeast Asia, New Guinea and Australian.
This same study, bewilderingly enough, also recognizes nine genetic clusterings in the following order of genetic distance from Africans: Africans, Non-European Caucasoids, European Caucasoids, Northeast Asians, Arctic Northeast Asians, Southeast Asians, Amerindians, New Guineans and Australians, Pacific Islanders.
Another analysis identified five major human clades, [groups that include all descendants of one common ancestor]: sub-Saharan Africans, Caucasians, Greater Asians, Australopapuans and Amerindians.
It is fair to say that a minimal definition of whiteness must be restricted to the European Caucasian genetic clustering. I have witnessed and also read the reports of ethnic rioting in Europe where groups of non-European Caucasians attacked European Caucasians and verbally abused them as “whites”. When members of the Near Eastern genetic clustering talk about “whites”, they are not talking about people from the Non-European Caucasian clustering from Iran or India.
Is there a identifiable Jewish genetic clustering? If the Jewish genetic clustering exists, is it part of the European Caucasian genetic clustering?
Both before and after the discovery and use of DNA evidence, scientific researchers examined the biological relationships among Jews and between Jews and the non-Jewish populations among whom they lived.
Mourant, Kopec, and Domaniewska-Sobczak reported that blood group data support the relative homogeneity of the main historic Jewish communities and that Jews are essentially a single people with a limited genetic resemblance to the populations among whom they dwelled.
Sachs and Bat Miriam reported impressive similarities among the Jewish populations in nine countries in North Africa, the Middle East and Central Europe while they found important genetic differences between the Jews and the non-Jews in the same countries.
Mille and Kobyliansky ascertained from studies of dermatologlyphics, the science of the study of skin patterns, data that Eastern European Jews are much more similar to Middle-Eastern Jews than they are to the non-Jewish Eastern Europeans.
Kobyliansky and Livshits estimated that Jews in Russia were six times more distant from Russians than Russians were from Germans. They also reported the Jews to be completely separate from the twenty-four other ethnic groups studied in Russia, Germany, and Poland.
Sofaer, Smith, and Kaye compared modern Jews and 3,000-year old Jewish skeletons discovered in the Middle East. The ancient Jewish skeletal group turned out to be far more similar to the modern Jewish populations than to every non-Jewish group studied except for one, an Arab Druse group from the 11th century.
Livshits, Sokal and Kobylianskyt investigated the genetic affinities of Jewish populations. They concluded that Jewish populations are more like one another than they are to non-Jews and that pairs of Jewish populations from different locations are more alike than pairs of non-Jewish populations. They maintained that the most economical explanation of their findings is that the modern Jewish population throughout the world was derived from a common original gene pool which underwent few changes during the dispersion of the Jewish people. They also reported that it was highly likely that the common origin of the Jewish populations was more recent than that of the non-Jews.
In 2001, the scientific journal Human Immunology published a keynote research paper by the Spanish geneticist Professor Antonio Arnaiz-Villena and others, showing that Middle Eastern Jews and Palestinians are genetically almost identical. The research team had found no data to support the idea that Jewish people were genetically different from other people in the region. The Jewish reaction was intense, abusive, threatening and effective. Human Immunology’s editor was threatened by mass resignations from members if she did not retract the article. Human Immunology urged its members who had already received copies containing the article to rip out the offending pages and thrown them away.
The evidence is conclusive. Jews are part of an identifiable genetic clustering. This clustering is part of the Near Eastern genetic clustering. The Near Eastern genetic clustering is part of the Non-European Caucasians clustering. Jews are not white.