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Is Israel a European Colony? Debunking a Sad Myth

Updated: Aug 20, 2020

Here is a question I sometimes get as a tour guide of Israel and someone with a degree in Middle Eastern history and politics. Is Israel a European colony? Well, despite the fact that most Israelis come from the Middle East, and European Jews were never really considered local (as opposed to "a people who dwells apart), a common attack on Israel is that it is a product of European colonialism. Of course every other country around us was created by European colonialism but that doesn't seem to ever come up in conversation. For a deeper look at this issue, check out this thorough defense against this nonsensical argument...

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