As a result of the Great March of Return (and other brave protests over the years), it appears that people are finally starting to see through the myths that make up the Zionist narrative, and its exclusive focus upon the good intentions in creating Israel, without any mention of the indigenous population displaced in order to create it.
This intentional amnesia about the displacement that is the very crux of the issue, involves one of Zionism’s most pernicious myths: a reaffirmation of “a people without a land, a land without a people.”
This amnesia is a major theme of the Zionist narrative, for to accept that they might have forcibly imposed upon an indigenous people seriously undermines the “righteousness” of such narrative.
Further, the Zionist narrative’s blindness to such displacement allows them to play the victim. As a result, the rage borne of decades of displacement can then be reflexively (but erroneously) dismissed as “Anti-Semitism.”
We should not ignore the injustice visited upon Palestine’s indigenous population by the Zionist Project, notwithstanding its good intentions in providing Jews a safe haven from horrible and systematic persecution.
Past persecution does not provide a blank check to forcibly take and/or “partition” other people’s land, and obscuring such displacement with myths is not conducive to finding a just and lasting peace.