According to Jewish tradition, the Messiah of Joseph would die.146 So Nehemiah must have been
the Messiah of Joseph. This meant that the King Messiah was sure to follow. However, before
the King Messiah would appear, he would be preceded by Elijah the Prophet. Their leaders said
"A Prophet is about to arise; his time draws near. We shall follow him; and then we shall slay [our
enemies] with [divine] slaughter"" 147 As the common people became aware of the Prophet,
"they spoke one to another -- surely know that is the same Prophet whom the Jews [ Cohenim ,
Priests] are warn us about ." Hishami; p.143; Tabari, p.161
Much of the indigenous Jewish and Christian population of Jerusalem and within the boundaries of Israel converted to Islam. The Jerusalem Rabbinate saw this as the Messianic times. Many became leaders.
According to the Talmud Israel cannot resume the status of "State" until Messiah comes, and for this reason the Temple cannot be built until Messiah comes.
For 600 years the Rabbis dismissed offers for its rebuilding; in 100 CE by Trajan, 118 CE by Hadrian,321 the Edict of Milan, 362 by Julian the Apostate, and 443 Eudokia (wife of Theodosius II).
This was true until Mohammed.
When Caliph Umar came to Jerusalem he ordered a structure built on the side of the Temple mount to honor the Jewish governor Shallum, who was brother to the Jewish king of the Diaspora. The Structure was known as the Masjid as Salmon, or Mosque of Salmaan. It was mistaken later by the crusaders as Solomon' Temple. Only Jews and Muslims were allowed to pray there. Before this they temporarily built a wooden Temple that could hold 3000 worshipers. Today it is known as the Al Aqsa Mosque. [i]
The Dome of the Rock was built for the Christians and Muslims to pray together.
These two structures among the most prominent in Jerusalem testify to the age and origin of the Palestinian people. The history linked to above has sufficient depth to fill the rest of the blanks in.
What does this have to do with Benjamin Netanyahu and the plight of the Palestinians? Nothing and everything, when chromosomes from Israeli and Palestinian men are compared the results show the same disturbing Y chromosome. It only shows a recent demarcation.
The Palestinians are part of the same gene pool we can and should call "the Israelites" They are separated by religion, and unfortunately status. The available papers on the subject preclude argument.