The point of the essay is even if the story is not true, it makes no real difference. That's not really a good enough reason to live and die for Jewish continuity, or continue a dangerous and unpleasant dispute with the Arabs, for example. After all, they're lying, but our history is a myth, so why don't we just drop our annoying claim to Schmalastine? This is Haaretz, remember?
Doctors Without Borders leaves northern Afghan city of Kunduz after airstrike destroys hospital (AP)
from the article: All Jews were once slaves in Egypt, whether history proves it or not