and presence in Palestine was rather insignificant. The indigenous people are Palestinians , which include migrating Arabs, converted jews and Bedouins. Only a small number of Jews participated in the diaspora, the major stayed & assimilated. The large immigration in the late 30's were Europeans that practiced Judaism.
Shaffir to Herzog: Opposition failed to show leadership in political battles against PM (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu slams UNESCO for canceling Jewish exhibit