Bio-Zionism: Why Claiming Jews Are 'Indigenous' to Israel Is So Dangerous

In response to the pro-Palestine left's charge that Zionism is colonialism, a rising tide of pro-Israel supporters claim Jews are genetically 'indigenous' to Israel. That argument swims in fascist waters

Abe Silberstein
Abe Silberstein
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In responding to the intellectual challenge posed by left-wing students and Palestine solidarity activists, some supporters of Israel have resorted to appropriating the anticolonial language of their opponents.

In this telling Zionism, far from being a Jewish nationalist movement "reimagined" in the 19th century that eventually settled Palestine, is in fact an indigenous rights movement, the implication being that virtually all Jews are indigenous to the land of Israel.

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