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M.J. Rosenberg Writes about "the real invented people" in Al Jazeera

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It is hard to believe that anyone who defends Israel's legitimacy as a state would buy into former Speaker Newt Gingrich's argument that Palestine is an "invented nation". (Because T)he singular triumph of the Zionist movement is that it invented a state and a people - Israel and the Israelis - from scratch.

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Present at the Creation (of Israel), by Gallo-Getty Images

 

Israelis are not just Jews who happen to live in Palestine, even though the concept of Israel-ness started just over a hundred years ago as nothing but an idea. They are Israelis, entitled to self-determination, peace and security in their own land.  And the Palestinians are every bit as much a nation. If the ultimate definition of authentic nationhood is continuous residence in a land for thousands of years, the Palestinian claim to nationhood is ironclad. They never left Palestine (except for those who either emigrated or became refugees after the establishment of Israel).

 

Click here to read the entire article by M.J. Rosenberg in Al Jazeera.



 

I have a law degree (Stanford, 66') but have never practiced. Instead, from 1967 through 1977, I tried to contribute to the revolution in America. As unsuccessful as everyone else over that decade, in 1978 I went to work for the U.S. Forest (more...)
 
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extermination camps indirectly. But legalisti... by GLloyd Rowsey on Tuesday, Dec 27, 2011 at 7:19:37 PM