But in the wider, national context, it touches on Israel’s national demographic structure.
However, in the wider, general context of the peoples of the world, the question of who or what are the Jews as a collective and as a People, their inter-relationships, and their historic, political, cultural, and legal status and rights, have rarely been addressed and analyzed.
Germany is also fighting against the common enemy which oppressed the Arabs and Moslems in their different lands.
The attempt to rewrite and to manipulate historic and legal realities would appear to be part of today’s increasingly radicalized Arab and Muslim rejection of any non-Muslim historic or legal right to land or any religious heritage apart from Islam in the area of the Middle East.
This is all the more evident according to the more extreme Muslim views of the Jews.
This disturbing wave of denial both of the Jewish right to its homeland, as well as its character as a people indigenous to the area, was clearly not a momentary reaction suited chronologically to the Balfour Declaration centenary.
It is part of a consistent and increasingly vocal policy of denying the rights of the Jews as a people entitled to their national homeland.
Furthermore, the aim is to furnish today’s Jewish leadership – both in the Diaspora and in the State of Israel – with possible tools, in the context of the international realities of today, to realize fully the rights and status inherent in the Jews being acknowledged as an indigenous people.
Indigenous or aboriginal peoples have, from time immemorial, been a factor – if perhaps a passive and latent factor – in national and international society.
Claims of historical or religious ties of Jews with Palestine are incompatible with the facts of history and the true conception of what constitutes statehood.
Judaism being a divine religion is not an independent nationality.
” has figured in Jewish and non-Jewish discourse for thousands of years.
It is a basic question involving issues of Jewish identity and self-identification, matrilineal or patrilineal descent.
This culminated in an October 2016 resolution of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee entitled “the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls,” referring to the Temple Mount compound solely by reference to Muslim names, “Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif,” defining it as “a Muslim holy site of worship.” This policy of denial was also evident in the adoption by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee of a resolution on July 7, 2017, inscribing the old town of Hebron on the World Heritage List as a Palestinian site with no connection to the Jewish people.