To add, I will say that Israel is NOT the land of your forefathers — Jews are not a race , Jews are not a nation.Your forefathers were probably from Krakow or Kiev, not Palestine. Shlomo Sand’s research proves what we all knew anyway — that Jews are not a race group.
Not only that, Israel was planned and settled by EUROPEAN Zionists,from Germany, Austria, and Poland, all of whom were resolutely secular, with no interest at all in the Jewish religion anyway.
Jews are — just like Muslims, Catholics and Buddhists — a religious group and sometimes, they are an identity grouping, but they are obviously not a nation or race. Compare a Jew from Ethiopia or Yemen, with their coal black, almost purple black skin, and African and Arab features and hair, and a Jew from Poland or Lithuania, with their fine hair, fair skin, blonde or even ginger hair and European facial features — don’t tell me they all have the same ancestors and forefathers in Israel.
Saying as you do, that all Jews are orginally from Israel and implying that is the land of all your forefathers, is exactly as false, absurd and inaccurate as saying all Muslims all over the world, from China, Indonesia and Turkey, are originally all from Saudi becuase that is the birthplace of Islam, or, it is as false as saying all Buddhists are from India, or,for that matter, as false as saying all Christians are from Nazareth becuase that was Jesus’ origin.
Jews are a people of disparate origin and ‘race’ — just like Muslims and Buddhists — and all Jews do not go back ethnically to ancient Israel.
In fact, Shlomo Sand’s research shows that it is highly likely that hundred of years ago, many of the ancient Jews and Israelites in the land we now know as Israel, converted to Christianity, and then, converted to Islam.
And you know what that means, don’t you — it means that it is far more likely that the present day Christian and Muslim Palestinians of Gaza and Nablus and Jenin are far, far more likely to be descended from the real ancient Jews of the area, than are the present day European Jewish settlers from Brooklyn and Lithuania.
That is the truth that you can’t handle.