To Whom does Israel Really Belong?
It was inevitable that during the centuries when most Jews were in exile that other peoples would settle in Israel. It was just as inevitable that conflict would ensue between them and the Jewish immigrants once large numbers of the latter began returning.
The Palestinians, as they now call themselves, accuse the Jews of stealing their land and describe Zionism as a form of colonialism. Such claims are frequently used to call Israel’s legitimacy into question. What should the Jewish response be?