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Post Who Are Today's Canaanites?
Created by John Eipper on 10/10/18 2:59 AM

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Who Are Today's Canaanites? (Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, USA, 10/10/18 2:59 am)

Istvan Simon wrote on October 4th: "Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich...makes the allegation that Israel 'occupied the land' 2000 years ago.'"

I did?

I think that Istvan misread my post of September 18th, or misunderstood it. I suggest he re-read it. I stated: "As for Revanchism, those were JE's comments. I did not in any shape or form imply that Israeli actions are revanchism. This would imply that the occupied land belonged to Israel at one point in time (here the marker has been placed at 2000 years per JE to which Gary Moore responded). I do not."

I thank Istvan for his interesting link to the DNA testing. I had not read the report and appreciate receiving it. However, why is that a surprise? According to the article Istvan shared, "Canaanite ancestry is a mix of indigenous populations who settled the Levant (the region encompassing much of modern Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian territories) around 10,000 years ago, and migrants who arrived from the east between 6,600 and 3,550 years ago."

Moreover, according to various books and readily available online resources, Canaan was a large land which encompassing all of Palestine and modern-day Israel, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, "The Israelites occupied and conquered Palestine, or Canaan, beginning in the late 2nd millennium BC, or perhaps earlier; and the Bible justifies such occupation by identifying Canaan with the Promised Land, the land promised to the Israelites by God." https://www.britannica.com/place/Canaan-historical-region-Middle-East

So it is not surprising that there was Canaanite DNA found in Lebanon. Although I confess that with all the people that conquered the land and inhabited it at one time or another, I wonder if DNA for others was tested in their sample (such as Turkish, Assyrian, Persian, Egyptian). The current-day Lebanese are inhabitants of the land of Canaan.  As are the Syrians, Jordanians, and Palestinians. When I refer to Palestinians, I refer to all Palestinians, including Palestinian Jews and Christians.

What I wanted to emphasize was that according to the Atlantic Charter, the self-governing right is based on priority (being there prior to Israelites) and continuity.

Once again, when I refer to Palestinians, I refer to all Palestinians, including Palestinian Jews, Christians, and Muslims (and everything in between!).

JE comments:  According to Britannica, the original Canaan's father was Ham, the youngest son of Noah.  He was also the least loved by his father.  (Shame on Noah for playing favorites.)  We tend to associate the people of the Middle East with Sem, hence "Semitic."  What gives?  This is a question tailor-made for Ed Jajko.

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