first of all thr Israelis were not invaders, secondly you miss the point - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • C. Bendavid
    • 13.11.13 | 09:54 (IST)

    The Jews did not settle in Palestine by invading the territory, they purchased lands instead as early as the end of the 19th Century. Frankly, I've never seen a colonial conquest made by purchasing land! It is true however that the Jews established their state in a land that was already occupied, but they had no choice, they were a landless people. This is why they tried to recover their sovereignty over Palestine. It's not just because they happened to own this land 2000 years ago, unlike what the anti-Israel propaganda says! This is also why it was necessary to divide the land, so that both peoples can have a state of their own. Nonetheless, even if Israel were a colonial state, it wouldn't change anything to its legitimacy. Nearly all countries in the world are the result of a colonial conquest and no one questions their right to exist.

    from the article: Hostility toward Israel is the ruling classes' new anti-Semitism
    First published 11:35 12.11.13 | Last updated 11:35 12.11.13
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