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Palestinian envoy to UNHRC calls on Jews to ‘return to country of origin’

 

Palestinian envoy to the UNHRC Ibrahim Khreisheh suggested in an interview on Palestinian Authority TV, that Jews are not indigenous to the land of Israel, and the modern state is a product of colonization.

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

Palestinian Authority envoy to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Ibrahim Khreisheh, said that all Jews living in Israel “should all return to their country of origin,” according to The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

In an interview with Palestinian Authority TV earlier this month, Khreisheh posited that Jews are not indigenous to the land of Israel, and their presence today is a product of years-long colonization. Continue Reading »

Op-Ed: Under UN guidelines Jews are indigenous to Israel, Palestinians are not

 

Those who argue “for Palestinian ‘indigenous rights’ are usually those who have little grasp of the history, and no understanding of the truth behind indigenous rights.”

By Ryan Bellerose

 

I am a Métis from Paddle Prairie Metis settlement. My father, Mervin Bellerose, co-authored the Métis Settlements Act of 1989, which was passed by the Alberta legislature in 1990 and cemented our land rights. I founded Canadians For Accountability, a native rights advocacy group, and I am an organizer and participant in the Idle No More movement in Calgary. And I am a Zionist.

Magdala stone with Menorah that was found in the Archaeological site inside the Migdal Synagogue area – Photo: Hanay

Indigenous status

To begin, let us acknowledge that there is no rule that a land can have only one indigenous people; it is not a zero sum game in which one group must be considered indigenous so that therefore another is not. Continue Reading »