Your right that the Jews were not the original occupants. But the problem for your analysis or implication is that there are no original occupants around today. So, the Jews were the earliest occupants of all Peoples around today. And they never gave up their land voluntarily. You know as well as I do that the Romans occupied the Jewish people, disbursed large numbers of them, and then the Arabs did the same. Over the centuries they eliminated Jews by attrition, from time to time resorting to violence and also fabricating, completely fabricating the existence of Pal people. We know that this is a 20th century invention designed to combat the Jewish claim to traditional Jewish territory. We also know that it is the fervent wish of "Pals" today, to occupy what the world does recognize as Israel proper. It lies ill in the mouth of an intended occupier to complain about occupation. As to Burston's article, the anology fails terribly. Slavery didn't begin when the people who eventually became slaves visciously attacked those who enslaved them. The slaves were not offered their freedom if they just stop attacking those that enslaved them. The slaves never had a continuing homicidal intent to kill those who enslaved them ... an intent engendered by passages in their religious text. The slaves did not systematically and chronically, during the period of enslavement, seek to kill all people that shared the nationality and religion of their "masters". Look, just as Lincoln abolished slavery, so too should Pals abolish their psycopathic use of violence as a cure all. That scourge is much more important to eliminate than an occupation that began as a defensive occupation.
Jewish teen sustains moderate wounds in stabbing in Jerusalem; assailant shot by police (Haaretz)
from the article: As Lincoln abolished slavery, Israel must abolish occupation