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The origin of Jews and Israel

6 June 2024


About c.1900 BC, Abraham was born in the city-state of Ur in a regio called Mesopotamia, currently Iraq. His father Terah was a high priest for the Sumerian king Nimrod, a “great-grandson of Noah”. Father and son had to escape because Nimrod threatened to kill Abraham.

The origin of the Sumerian people is still a mystery. Their Akkadian neighbours called them the black-headed. Most likely, the Sumerians were Africans (eg, Ethiopian region). Hence, Abraham and his descendants were (most likely) black rather than white.

About 1855 BC, father Terah and son Abraham went to the region of Canaan, currently Palestine. They used Sumerian gold to buy lots of land as (black) Sumerians were very wealthy (eg, Queen of Sheba, 1885 novel King Solomon’s Mines). The Canaanite were local people worshipping statues.

A great-grand son of Abram is called Judah. Most likely, his name explains the word Jew and Judaism. The German word is still Jude and the German pronunciation is even very close to Judah.

Abraham is considered the (black) patriarch of the main Abrahamic religions, including JudaismChristianity, and Islam.

On 29 November 1947, the United Nations General Assembly adopted “a resolution recommending the adoption and implementation of a plan of partition of Mandatory Palestine” (source). On 14 May 1948, “David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel.” (source)

The background and/or origin of the 1947 Resolution is the WW2 genocide (a.k.a. Holocaust) of some 6 million Jews. Nowadays, the word genocide is very easily used and abused. Moreover, remaining Jews were scattered over the world following their escape.

Most likely, the name Israel is a reference to the ancient tribe called the Israelites, “a group of Semitic-speaking tribes in the ancient Near East who, during the Iron Age, inhabited a part of Canaan”.

In my view, the conflict between Canaanites (Palestines) and the (formerly black) Israelites dates back to some 4,000 years ago. The 1947 Resolution has re-invoked those ancient conflicts. Only a two-state solution does justice to what occurred some 4,000 years ago.

Abraham, Martin and John (1968) by Marvin Gaye
artist, lyrics, video, Wiki-artist, Wiki-song

Note: all markings (bolditalicunderlining) by LO unless in quotes or stated otherwise.


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