The Zionists’ thirst for finding new Jewish tribes never stops. Jewish Bible (OT) has put its claim on 12 Israelite tribes based on the 12 sons of prophet Jacob (Israel).
Jewish historian Arthur Koestler in his 1976 book, ‘The Thirteen Tribes’ suggested that prophet Israel could have 13 sons. However, I think Hannah Michaels hit the nail when he claimed that America is the 13th tribe of Israel.
In 2007, IIene R. Prusher, an associate editor The Christian Science Monitor, a Zionist propaganda newspaper, claimed she shared her Seder with her Afghan driver in Kabul – and was surprised to learn that several Afghan tribes (Pashtun, Afridi, Hazara, Tajik, etc.) have Jewish roots based on several common traditions and Hebrew words still part of Pashtu language.
“Was I to believe that the likes of Mullah Omar – the Taliban luminary who ordered public executions and floggings, made burka-wearing law, and gave succor to Osama bin Laden—possessed even a molecule of Jewish ancestry?,” wrote Prusher.
Yasmin Eliaz (a Bahai I suppose), is a Master student at the Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv and a research assistant at Hebrew University, Jerusalem. On April 10, 2014, she posted an article at Jewish Moment magazine, claiming that Pashtun people living in Afghanistan and Pakistan have common historical, linguistic, and cultural similarities with Jewish people.
However, someone living among Pushtun for years in Karachi, I must say Ms Eliaz never met a Pashtun in her life.
Eliaz claims that Pashtuns light candles on Friday night, separate meat and dairy, and covers graves with stones which are common practices among Jewish communities. In reality, Pashtuns, majority of whom live in villages or caves, light candles each night – because they don’t have access to electricity. Separation of meat and dairy is common among practicing Muslims in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and India. I have seen some Pashtun graves covered with stones in Pakistan’s tribal areas – but didn’t find them in Jewish graveyards in Toronto, Jerusalem or New York.
“Saturday in Pashtu is called Shanbay and Hebrew, Shabbat – the holy day of the week for Jews. During Shabbat, Jews are commanded to abstain from labor and reflect. Shabbat is the Jewish symbol of loyalty for God. In Pashtu, Sabat means loyalty, and on Shanbay work is also not allowed,” said Eliaz.
No day of week is “holy” among Pashtun, who are 101% Muslims. They all work on Saturdays. However, some of them take Friday off for the weekly special afternoon prayers. On Shabat, only Orthodox Jews abstain from work while the rest of Jewish business is open on Saturdays in many places in the US, UK and Canada.
Eliaz being an Israeli citizen should know better that a great majority of Israeli rabbis have said that Jewish “G-d” is different from Muslims’ Allah.
“In Pashtu, names of God are known as Khudai; while in biblical Hebrew God is referred to as (El) Shadai. The Jewish prayer shawl (talit) issue also has a great resemblance to the Pashtu/Urdu word tolia which means towel,” claims Eliaz.
That is ridiculous. In Pashtu, two common words for “God”, are Allah (Arabic) and Khuda (Persian). “Tolia” is not a shawl. Bath towel is called “tolia” – while shawl is called “chaudar” in Pashtun.
“There are probably more common words, names and phrases between the Pashtu, which belongs to western Iranian language group, and Hebrew which belongs to west Semitic language group. And yet both groups still have much in common, as the Pashtuns originate from the lost tribes of Israel,” concludes Eliaz.
Both Urdu and Pashtun languages are greatly influenced by “Iranian language groups”, which happen to be influenced by Arabic language since late 7th century when Arab army conquered Persia. Persians mostly belong to Aryan race though some of them may have Semite roots. However, according to Israeli historian, Dr. Eran Elhaik, a great majority of current Jews are NOT Semitic people.