Are Pashtuns the Lost Tribe of Israel?

@inproceedings{Stanizai2020ArePT,
  title={Are Pashtuns the Lost Tribe of Israel?},
  author={Zaman Stanizai},
  year={2020}
}
The recently resurfaced rumors propped up by certain Israeli circles that the Pashtuns are the lost tribe of Israel has given academic circles a lingering pause. Its biblical claims are anecdotal, its historical documentation is inconsistent, its geographic claims are incoherent, and its linguistic assertions are implausible. The claim doesn’t stand a chance of DNA verification. Politically, the claim has hit a raw nerve in Afghanistan where the legitimacy of Pashtun power as an ethnic majority… 

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