There is a common misconception derived from anti-Israel propaganda that positions Israel as a settler-colonial state. This narrative attempts to contextualize the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a Western framework of colonialism, one of oppressed versus oppressor.
This notion is revisionist history; it depends on the erasure, manipulation and repackaging of Jewish history. Our story of self-determination in our ancestral homeland is an indigenous success story, not one of settler colonialism.
The ethnogenesis of the Jewish people predates the imperial conquests and colonial administrations of the Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans (who renamed Judea to Palestina), Byzantines, Ottomans and British. Our peoplehood was born out of the land, 3,000 years ago. This is where our language, culture, spiritual framework and traditions come from.
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