A New Book by a Renowned Israeli Prof.: "When and How Was the Jewish People Invented?", 2010, by Prof. Shlomo Sand

…the [Jewish] expulsion simply didn't happen, that no one exiled the Jewish people from the region, and that the Diaspora is essentially a modern invention. 

Sand argues that…a "nation-race" of Jews with a common origin never existed. 

According to Sand, the original Jews living in Israel, contrary to popular belief, were not exiled...that most of the Jews were not exiled by the Romans, and were permitted to remain in the country. Many Jews converted to Islam following the Arab conquest, and were assimilated among the conquerors.  He concludes that the progenitors of the Palestinian Arabs were Jews...that the story of the exile was a myth...

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