This article was written by Dr. Navras Jaat Aafreedi, a Pathán researcher into the history of the People of Israel. As a Pathán, he is a descendant of the tribe of Efraim (Afridi in Pashto), which used to live in the Samarian mountains that surround me. He is not a Jew, but as my friend and colleague Lowell (Aryeh) Gallin points out, he is one of 40 million Patháns who claim descent from the tribes of Israel who were exiled by SanHerív when Assyrian armies conquered the separatist Kingdom of Israel 2,800 years or so ago. Therefore, Dr. Aafreedi is a fellow Israelite - my brother Israelite. And it is privilege to count him as a friend as well.
I post this here to give it a URL, so that his words, and the words of my friend and colleague Lowell Gallin, can have voice and spread world-wide.
R. Kossover, Editor
Root & Branch Information Services
4 February 2010
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