This lightly presented piece looks at the conversion of the Khazars to Judaism in the 8th century. The narrator doesn’t appear to be too concerned about his very casual attitude, and the article is probably the better for it.
Many academics still dispute the premise given in this video, yet it would appear that there is documentary evidence to support it. Of course, such a revelation, if true, would mean that most of those who claim a Jewish identity today i.e. the Ashkenazim, are not Semitic but are of Turk ancestry. That has repercussions for the Middle East and Israel in particular. After all, the ideology of Zionism is founded upon the claim of a Semitic people to a land that was allegedly inhabited by their ancient ancestors. But if they’re not Semites…?