What qualifications are needed to establish an ancestral land cla - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Pete
    • 30.11.09 | 09:34 (IST)

    LET ME REPHRASE THAT.. What qualifications are needed to establish an ancestral land claim to an area you were not born in? There are 2 differing opinions: ● Rule A: "You just need to join a nation or a religion that originated there". (Under this rule the Indonesian Muslims have the right to colonize the Middle East.) ● Rule B: "You need to have DNA that originated there". (Under this rule White Americans have the right to colonize Europe, and everybody has the right to colonize Africa.) What Shlomo Sands calls "The Invention of the Jewish people", was done to shift Jewish qualifications to colonize Palestine, from under rule A to B (which the clergy saw as more believable).

    from the article: Shlomo Sand's 'The Invention of the Jewish People' is a success for Israel
    First published 15:30 27.11.09 | Last updated 15:42 27.11.09
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