It's heartening to see
more Israeli politicians and policy makers stating that, “The Jews
Are the Indigenous Population of Israel”. Even a group of Jewish
Republicans have stated the inherent right of Jews to settle in the
The early Jewish settlers,
although Zionists, for whatever reason did not insist on the
fundamental fact of Israel being the land of the Jews.
In 1967 after capturing
Jerusalem, General Moshe Dayan made the fateful decision to let the
Jordanian Waqf (religious authority) administer the Temple Mount. At
a minimum, he could have let both the Jordanian Waqf and the Israeli
religious authorities share administration. There would be, I
believe, a more tractable problem on that site today.
Even the Oslo Accords
implicitly hinted that the West Bank is “Palestinian” territory.
It included some verbiage to the effect that, Israel will leave when
it's security concerns are addressed.
Yes, it is heartening to
hear public figures stating, “The Jews Are the Indigenous
Population of Israel.”