Reading Professor Smith’s article reminds me of the title of a book by the satirist Ephraim Kishon, about the Six Day War: ‘So Sorry We Won!’
I don’t read similar claims of racial or national superiority about any people other than Jews, except about Nazi Germany.
I imagine that if an Arabic song about Al Quds or Beit al-Makdes (from the Hebrew Beit ha-Mikdash) were published, we would read articles by the likes of Dr Smith about the Palestinians’ supposed historical attachment to their ‘eternal capital,’ but no mention of triumphalism or supremacism.
I don’t see anything wrong with Shemer’s song.
It told the story of the righting of a historical wrong.
What it says is true: the Jews could not visit their holiest places and then they returned.
To call the righting of an historical wrong ‘Jewish supremacism’ is unjust.