04/20/2017 (Thu) 16:07:30
There's a massive variety of ethnic groups across the MENA region, grouping them all under "Arab" since that's the dominant language is dishonest
However, a lot of the various groups have mixes going on due to the Middle East being the crossroads of the world
Were they whiter? It probably depends on who's running the show during a certain time of history. Under the Greco-Romans, yeah they probably were, under the Persians, probably not.