Why is the indigenous population of what the Romans called Palestine, internationally still not fully embraced? Why do the invaders from other Mideastern countries still get such a good press? With more than 120 years of hostility toward the natives of Palestine, they still are treated by a majority of the world as the rightful inhabitants. When will that stop?
Well, the main reason is a wide-world ancient hatred for the Jews. After most (but not all) Jews were last expelled from their holy lands, in their possession for thousands of years, they have been occupied and reoccupied by dozens of invading nations, one after the other.
Christians and Muslims, in a battle to succeed the Jews and declare them redundant, until today, have high stakes in denying the Jews full control of their land. This has many forms:
● The Vatican still wants Jerusalem under ‘international’ (read: non-Jewish) rule.
● Europe, already for more than half a century, refuses to recognize the liberation of the West Bank from Jordan’s short-lived illegal occupation.
● Lying that Muslim invaders from 200 years ago are the autochthonous population, totally overriding the facts. (Arafat was born in Cairo.)
● White Americans who walk and live on land stolen from the natives by and large still don’t realize that Palestinian Arabs are not Israel’s natives.
That’s why the ‘conflict’ is not a national one but a religious one. There are no Christian nation and no Muslim nation in this conflict. There are only Monotheists hostile to acknowledging the Jewish leadership that deserves their respect. After all, their religions are derived from Judaism. This is augmented by seculars from Christian countries who refuse to admit that Democracy, Modernity, and Science all partly root in Judaism.
As long as Jews are not revered, there will be war in the Middle East.
Jews keep praying for peace while Gentiles look the other way. When will the hatred stop? It could be tomorrow. We’re all for surprises. But we prepare for the worst because naivety can be deadly in this region.
Jews have allies too. But they spend too much time telling Jews they love them and are too timid to fight their supremacist co-religionists.