A more honest article would start: We recognized the existence of Palestinians (under our feet) but they won't recognize our existence (on their necks). The "desire of Jews for home" involved making Palestinians homeless and torturing them for decades. Palestinians, or anyone, wouldn't care or notice had Jews created their state on an empty land far away. So, framing the issue as opposition to Jewish nationalism is a "nice try". The fact that Zionists built their state on top of Palestine and the Palestinians -- some of whom were Jews, IS THE CORE of the conflict -- not the victim's refusal to accept the conqueror's boots on their necks excluding them from living on most of their land or controlling their own resources. Extremely shallow analysis, Mr Shavit, but that's what happens to smart people when they stop criticizing power, and instead pledge allegiance to the powerful and domination of the weak.
U.S. Democratic Senator Merkley airs support for Iran nuclear deal (Reuters)
from the article: The core of the conflict