Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon claimed that “Israel” has the right to occupy all lands of Palestine, including the West Bank, when he addressed the United Nations Security Council on Monday afternoon.
God gave the land to the people of Israel in Genesis, when he made a covenant with Abraham said Danon as he read from that passage.
“This is our deed to our land,” he said.
”From the book of Genesis; to the Jewish exodus from Egypt; to receiving the Torah on Mount Sinai; to the gates of Cana’an; and to the realization of God’s covenant in the Holy Land of Israel; the Bible paints a consistent picture. The entire history of our people, and our connection to Eretz Yisrael, begins right here,” ignoring the UN definition of occupation, Danon said.
“Israel” was created in 1948 after Zionist militia ethnically cleansed Palestinian cities and villages, displacing and murdering thousands of indigenous people under the pretext of being “God’s chosen people”.
Zionism was developed as a colonialist movement. It arose in the late nineteenth century as a political force calling for the colonization of Palestine and the “gathering of all Jews,” little attention was paid to the fact that Palestine was already populated.