Bellerose: Indigenous Rights – Learning the Basics
From Ryan Bellerose’s article:
If conquerors can become indigenous, then the white Europeans who came to my indigenous lands in North America could now claim to be indigenous. The white Europeans who went to Australia and New Zealand could now claim to be indigenous. If we, even once, allow that argument to be made, indigenous rights are suddenly devalued and meaningless. This is somewhat peculiar, as those who are arguing for Palestinian “indigenous rights” are usually those who have little grasp of the history, and no understanding of the truth behind indigenous rights.
Read the entire article to learn the difference between indigenous peoples and peoples of long-standing residency status. This will help you distinguish between the rights of the Jews to the land versus the rights of the Arabs who over the years came to call themselves Palestinians.
You might also be interested in following his personal blog and his collection of posts on the israellycool website.
Image credit: From his personal blog with permission.
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