Now that you’ve dismissed Jewish self-definition, follow through by doing the same with that twentieth-century invention called Palestinian self-definition. First, though, set the whole topic aside and unpack nationhood into its components. All of Jewry until the Western Enlightenment, and the eastern-Ashkenazi and Mizrahi communities long after, had those components: language, law, literature, custom, culture, and even calendation, cuisine, and so on. I left out religion to show that Jewish nationhood existed, and exists in Israel, almost irrespective of religion. Now back to Palestinian nationhood. Its only substantive characteristic is self-definition, which you contemptuously deny to the Jews. Intellectual slop indeed.