JUST THE JEWS ARE NATIVES OF THE MIDDLE EAST
The most common accusation by the American Lefties is that Israel behaves like American settlers that wiped out defenseless American natives, the predecessors of white people. This accusation raises the question, who, indeed, are natives of the Middle East.
As we know, Jews preceded Palestinians in the Holy Land, contrary to accusations.
The less known fact is, that Jews remained there together with Palestinians all the time. That from 1000 CE up to 1948 the Palestinians murdered, robbed and ousted Jews from the Land by all means: by the sword, by hunger, by taxes (Jizya) and first of all by preventing the re-settling of the Jews in the land they considered their Homeland.
There are numerous stories of murder and pogroms of the Jews in Palestine.
For example, in the course of the Intifada (uprising) of «fallahin» in 1834, the three biggest Jewish communities of Palestine suffered massive pogroms and murder. The fourth community (that of Tiberius) paid a heavy ransom to avoid robbery and murder.
The most known restriction imposed on the Jews starting from the crusades up to 1948 was the ban to resettle to Palestine. This ban was lifted only temporarily in 1920-1929 by the British.
But beyond the restrictions imposed by foreign and local rulers, medieval Zionist Jews and pilgrims fall the victims of local bandits, the ancestors of modern Palestinians.
Wikipedia article: “Yehuda Halevi sailed for Alexandria. Arriving on September 8, 1140, he was greeted enthusiastically by friends and admirers. He then went to Cairo, where he visited several dignitaries, including the Nagid of Egypt, Samuel ben Hanania, and his friend Halfon ben Nathaniel Halevi. He did not permit himself to be persuaded to remain in Egypt, but returned to Alexandria and sailed for Israel on May 14, 1141. Little is known of his travels after. He died during the summer, presumably after having reached Palestine. Legend has it that Halevi was killed after being run over by an Arab horseman as he arrived in Jerusalem.”
The greatest of Jewish thinkers of these times, Maimonides, visited Palestine but after a half of year left for Egypt (1168). Maimonides traveled under the guise of a Muslim, knew prayers of Islam. He escaped murder in Palestine. In Egypt, he did not have to hide his origin, he even became the personal physician of the family of the Sultan Salah ad Din. According to his will, after the death, his remains were transported to Tiberias in the Galilee for burial.
Some 100 years later in Palestine “disappeared” another great thinker, Nachmanides from Gerona (Hebrew name: “Ramban”):
‘’…the dispute led to increased hostility on the part of Christians, and in 1267 Ramban had to leave Aragon and move to Eretz Yisrael, where, in particular, he restored Jewish life in Jerusalem. From Jerusalem, the Ramban went to Acre, after which his traces were lost and it is not known where and when he died and was buried.’’
Probably, the well-known desertion of the Holy land and extinction of the population occurred due to a steady economic crisis caused by conditions preventing Jews from trade and economic activity in Palestine. By plundering and expelling Jews, the Palestinians turned themselves, paupers. All this occurred long before modern Zionism.
But let’s alone Palestine. The Jews settled in Iraq and Egypt at least 2.500 ago, they preceded Muslims in most of the Middle East countries. Even in Medina oasis, the Jews settled long before the Hijra of Muhammad. The Jews were dispersed over the Middle East from the time immemorial, remaining minority in most countries excepting Palestine.
In Palestine, the Jews turned minority after the 69 Judea war. Then the Crusaders “cleansed” Palestine from the Jews almost totally, and after Crusades Muslim rulers and Palestinians “cleansed” the remainders and prevented Jews from returning Home.
Here, in the Middle East, just the fate of Christians and Jews resembles that of American natives. These Middle Eastern natives are struggling for their survival up to this day.
The myth of Zionist intruders expelling the native Palestinian population turned the core idea of modern antisemitism. History and genetic studies prove, that this is a false myth. The Palestinians are natives of the Land for last 1000 years or less. The Jews are natives of the Holy Land for at least 3000 years, without break.
Genetic studies indicate the mostly Middle Eastern origin of both Ashkenazi and Sephardi men, while more than one-half of Palestinian men trace their origin from abroad. Jewish women are largely of non-Middle Eastern origin. Probably, Palestinian women are of local origin.
Such is a common situation. Almost all populations of the planet originated this way: they had local mothers and newcomer fathers. Up to modern times, only men re-settled, conquered, traded, and married local women in their new places of residence.
The partition of Palestine by the UN reflects the fact, that our two peoples are native for the Holy Land.