No doubt secular Jews are cringing over M.Mizzi’s recent proclamations in Echonetdaily.
The mythical biblical land of Israel has little to do with the modern state except insofar as the latter was built on the theft of another people’s land, aggression, bloodshed, terrorism and violence that continues today.
We are not guided by the rantings of brutal, illiterate Bronze Age lunatics claiming that genocide authorised by some mythical sky-daddy is a modern blueprint for state-building.
However, modern Israel was built on the ethnic cleansing of the indigenous Palestinian people based on highly disputable ethnoreligious claims.
The region was known as Palestine by Ancient Greek writers, and was later used for the Roman province Syria Palaestina, the Byzantine Palaestina Prima and the Umayyad and Abbasid province of Jund Filastin and later British Mandate Palestine.
There were no Jews in ancient Palestine, the Hebrews (From Habiru: people from across the river i.e. foreigners) immigrated from Babylon to then Canaan, wiped out its people and stole the land.
Voluminous biblical, historical, geographical, archaeological, anthropological, and biological data and evidence undermine the claims of eastern European Ashkenazim Jews to the historic land of Palestine.
The pre-Mesopotamaic origins of Abraham the Biblical patriarch are well documented and if we must depend on the Bible as historical compass Genesis 11.31 – 12.9 outlines the land theft ‘And the Canaanite was then in the land. And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land’.
Interesting to note that the ‘seeds of Abraham’ include the Arab peoples. Zionism has omitted any reference to the biblical precedent for the one state solution.
Duncan Shipley-Smith/Byron Friends of Palestine