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The Rights of Indigenous People…Like the Jews!

source: mpaths.com

This is a very interesting talk by Ryan Bellerose, a native American (Indian) in Canada who is an Indigenous People activist and authority.  And as he says, by every standard the Jewish People qualify as the indigenous people, the original tribes in their homeland, in Israel.

He delivers 2 very significant messages:

1. Don’t let “them” define you.  As he notes, many would like to qualify Jews in Israel as white European colonizers, whereas the Jewish people in Israel are clearly the indigenous people in their homeland, with all the priority rights that entails.  (This is not to disenfranchise some Arabs who may qualify as long term residents and have certain rights as well, but their rights to not override the rights of the indigenous people.)

2. Don’t apologize or get into some long winded logical explanation.  The attacks being made against Jewish Israel are emotional, you will not appeal to most people’s intellect over the emotional argument.