My opening paragraph is fact, not ideology.
It's important to stress and concentrate on simple, historic facts, not ideology when trying to get to the root of today's "conflict." Oh, how I hate that term "conflict" as if two children are squabbling over a ball in the playground or who's going to get a larger slice of cake. Those dangerous "mediators," like United States Secretary of State John Kerry and his president Obama like to belittle the seriousness of the Arab terrorism against Israelis and Jews by treating us like misbehaving kids in nursery school.
I suggest that history students take on the challenge of doing their post-graduate thesis on listing the Palestinian sic independent national governments, presidents, kings, shahs etc over the past few thousand years. This should be the shortest thesis ever, because they won't find any in the history books, archives etc. There never ever was such a country or kingdom.
Jewish National History, or the History of Jewish Nationalism, Nationhood over The Past Four Thousand Years is a very different subject. It's rich with facts, documentation, history books and archaeology finds.
Equating the two "sides" is not only an insult to Jewish History, but it's pseudo-academic fraud. It's even worse than Holocaust denial which is related. They are both manifestations of the attempt to put Jewish History in the gutter by using facetious distortions and outright lies.
|Shiloh HaKeduma, at Tel Shiloh, a recognized archaeological site, the location of Biblical Shiloh|
Algemeiner about Zionism 101. Zionism 101 is a site that offers a "video course" about the true history of Zionism which I recommend. It also has a facebook page.