So, I have been reading a lot on the history of the Hebrews and all seem to agree that Abraham was the first Hebrew and he was likely from modern day Iraq. The Hebrew people continued living and presumably mixing with local populations in the Near East until about 550 BC or so when the Diaspora occurred.
I realize that many likely migrated to Europe over the past 2500 years or so, but with the basis of being Jewish being connected to a direct descent from a female Jew, why do they all look Caucasian? I would think there would be many that looked Near Eastern, but inevitably in anything I see on TV or print from Israel, every Jew looks like a European. Or is this just the media trying to juxtapose modern Israelis from other Near Easterners?
My reason for asking is the use of the term “Palistineans”. From what I have been studying, the modern Jews ARE Palistineans.
Anyway, thanks in advance for any help.