If one actually reads all the 'evidence' creating such theories as Columbus' origins and husbandofmoonlight's comments, it becomes quite obvious how illogical and nonobjective it is. But a reader must be willing to read a little history, not just accept whatever propaganda is presented. Please, on a news forum, let's discuss with honesty, not silliness. True, Jews do not have distinctive DNA. They are a group of people found all over the world (via dispersion) and are based on a religious foundation. However, those people have had an ancestral presence in the land of Israel since before the time of Abraham. Read Muslim or Hebraic accounts. They have also endured more persecution & holocausts than any other group on the planet, since their inception as a cultural group. This has made them, generally but not always, a highly sensitive people to the suffering of others. Israel was the first country to offer aid after the 2005 tsunami (their help was rejected) and the catastrophic devastation in Haiti, and many other examples. The country of Israel offers open arms to refugees from Russia, Darfur, Ethiopia, Yemen, anywhere you can imagine. Before bombing a Palestinian town, they give several days' notice, provide safe passage for civilians, and risk their soldiers' lives to save innocents. I don't think the Israeli government is without any fault, but I do think Jewish people deserve the same right to existence as any other animal on the planet, yet they have to fight for it every day of their lives. I don't see how this can be fair.