"Shlomo Sand has very little bearing on any of these discussions." Since Sand's main points are that there is no Jewish nation, only disparate groups of Judaist believers, and that there was no Roman expulsion, I would have said that he has enormous bearing here. The Israeli Law of Return is no longer justified, for a start. Indeed, the whole raison d'etre of Zionism is severely undermined!
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from the article: Comment / Settlers can stay, but only as citizens of Palestine