One of the rising choruses from the pro-Israel crowd is that the U.S. is no better because it too is based on an ethnic cleansing (though the U.S. got its ethnic cleansing in before the age of decolonization). David Harris at the American Jewish Committee is taking that line one step further in a post railing at the boycotters. It’s amazing that HuffingtonPost publishes this kind of stuff.
No other country has faced such a constant challenge to its very right to exist, even though the age-old biblical, spiritual, and physical connection between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel is unique in the annals of history.Indeed, that connection is of a totally different character from the basis on which, say, the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the bulk of Latin American countries were established, that is, by Europeans with no legitimate claim to those lands who decimated indigenous populations and proclaimed their own authority. Or, for that matter, North African countries that were conquered and occupied by Arab-Islamic invaders and totally redefined in their national character.
This is religious language, by the way. That’s why I insist that the lobby is a rightwing religious movement. H/t Scott McConell.