In view of the rage against Jews we are currently seeing in Europe and America, it was disturbing to read the letter, “Mideast: Israel exerts right of conquerors” (TNT, 8-16). The idea that the founders of Israel were colonialists who conquered the indigenous Palestinians is simply not true.
The real indigenous people of the Holy Land are the Jews who have lived there continuously for more than 3,000 years, often as a minority in their own land. Ironically, before 1948 the term Palestine was associated with Jews and the Jewish homeland.
The immigrants of the late 1800s legally purchased …