"Brit-Am Now"-774
1. Viking Settlements in Ireland Comprised Mainly of Irishmen?
2. Bits and Pieces of Interest Concerning Australia
3. The Shame of Ireland[?]
4. "Brit-Am Truth is great"
5. Messiah son of Joseph in Scripture?

1. Viking Settlements in Ireland Comprised Mainly of Irishmen?

The scale and nature of Viking settlement in Ireland from Y-chromosome admixture analysis
Brian McEvoy1, Claire Brady1, Laoise T Moore1 and Daniel G Bradley1
1Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Published online 6 September 2006.


The Vikings (or Norse) played a prominent role in Irish history but, despite this, their genetic legacy in Ireland, which may provide insights into the nature and scale of their immigration, is largely unexplored. Irish surnames, some of which are thought to have Norse roots, are paternally inherited in a similar manner to Y-chromosomes. The correspondence of Scandinavian patrilineal ancestry in a cohort of Irish men bearing surnames of putative Norse origin was examined using both slow mutating unique event polymorphisms and relatively rapidly changing short tandem repeat Y-chromosome markers. Irish and Scandinavian admixture proportions were explored for both systems using six different admixture estimators, allowing a parallel investigation of the impact of method and marker type in Y-chromosome admixture analysis. Admixture proportion estimates in the putative Norse surname group were highly consistent and detected little trace of Scandinavian ancestry. In addition, there is scant evidence of Scandinavian Y-chromosome introgression in a general Irish population sample. Although conclusions are largely dependent on the accurate identification of Norse surnames, the findings are consistent with a relatively small number of Norse settlers (and descendents) migrating to Ireland during the Viking period (ca. AD 8001200) suggesting that Norse colonial settlements might have been largely composed of indigenous Irish. This observation adds to previous genetic studies that point to a flexible Viking settlement approach across North Atlantic Europe.

2. Bits and Pieces of Interest Concerning Australia

Alcohol- It has been reported that the first European settlers in Australia drank more alcohol per head of population than any other community in the history of mankind.

* In 1954, Bob Hawke was immortalised by the Guinness Book of Records for sculling 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds. Bob later became the Prime Minister of Australia.

*Sir John Robertson, five times premier of New South Wales, drank a pint of rum every morning for 35 years. Later said: 'none of the men who have left footprints in this country have been cold water men.'

Female vote - Australia was the second country to give women the vote.

* Police force - Australia's first police force was a band of 12 of the most well behaved Convicts.

The name Australia comes from the Latin Terra Australis Incognito which means the Unknown Southern Land.

Homicide - Australia was founded by Convicts. Its homicide rate is 1.8 per 100,000 population. The United States was founded by religious zealots. It's homicide rate is 6.3 per 100,000. Almost 400% greater than Australia.

3. The Shame of Ireland[?]
Ireland During the Holocaust
Ireland's behaviour towards Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust was, in the later words of Justice Minister Michael McDowell "antipathetic, hostile and unfeeling" [7]. Dr. Mervyn O'Driscoll of University College Cork reported on the unofficial and official barriers that prevented Jews from finding refuge in Ireland:

Although overt anti-Semitism was untypical, the Irish were indifferent to the Nazi persecution of the Jews and those fleeing the third Reich....A successful applicant in 1938 was typically wealthy, middle-aged or elderly, single from Austria, Roman Catholic and desiring to retire in peace to Ireland and not engage in employment. Only a few Viennese bankers and industrialists met the strict criterion of being Catholic, although possibly of Jewish descent, capable of supporting themselves comfortably without involvement in the economic life of the country.[8]

It is estimated that Ireland accepted as few as 30 Jewish refugees before and during World War II.

In line with the republican belief that "England's difficulty is Ireland's opportunity", the IRA maintained links with the Nazi rgime during the Second World War. The IRA newspaper War News published anti-Semitic propaganda during this period.

4. "Brit-Am Truth is great"
From: Sally
Subject: Brit-Am Truth

Greetings Yair, the latest issue of Brit-Am Truth is great. Full of information and so easy to read through. Which I did in one reading. Now to go back and read it again more slowly to digest all the information. Seriously, it was difficult to put down. And I love the cover design. Keep up the good work, Sally

5. Messiah son of Joseph in Scripture?
Joan Griffith wrote:
Hi Yair,
I just can't see the 2 Messiahs in the prophecies & trying to figure it out.

The future appearance of a Messiah son of David
is considered a foundation of Biblical belief.
It is an article of faith in Judaism.
The appearance of a Messiah son of Joseph IS NOT an
article of faith but rather a strong tradition.
If you are not convinced about it, put it aside.
It is not fundamental.
An easy way to understand the concept is simply to consider
the Messiah son of Joseph a future leader of the Ten tribes in the End Times.
Go through our Commentaries on the Bible (or wait till we do)
and you will find numerous instances of predicted re-union between
the Ten Tribes and Judah.
Before this union takes place events will occur that will bring about a change
of heart in both parties and also make it physically possible.
The leader of the Ten Tribes (represented by "Joseph") at that time
will be the Messiah son of Joseph.
In many ways the Messiah son of Joseph epitomizes the task of the
Ten Tribes (especially Joseph) in the End Times.


(3:1) BEHOLD, I WILL SEND MY MESSENGER; Rav Saadia Gaon (b. ce. 890 CE) says We have a tradition from our forefathers   that this is the Messiah son of Joseph. He will appear first [before the messiah son of David] in the Land of Israel. He will ingather Israel from all over the world, as it says,
Ezekiel 39;28: and have left none of them there.
Also  Iben Ezra says that the MESSENGER is the Messiah son of Joseph.