Israel, first and foremost... ...is a settler colonialist entity that was created both by British imperialism and Political Zionism inside Palestine, which was populated by the indigenous Palestinian Arabs. And as such, Zionists had to create an enemy in this land. A boogyman to create this good vs evil conflict in which Zionists were the good and the indigenous Palestinian's were the bad. No where is this better understood, than in the following... ...the most pernicious aspect of a political philosophy like Zionism that masquerades as democratic is that it requires an enemy in order to survive and, where an enemy does not already exist, it requires that one be created. In order to justify racist repression and dispossession, particularly in a system purporting to be democratic, those being repressed and displaced must be portrayed as murderous and predatory. And in order to keep its own population in line, to prevent a humane people from objecting to their own government’s repressive policies, it requires that fear be instilled in the population: fear of “the other,” fear of the terrorist, fear of the Jew-hater. The Jews of Israel must always be made to believe that they are the preyed-upon. This justifies having forced these enemies to leave, it justifies discriminating against those who remained, it justifies denying democratic rights to those who later came under Israel’s control in the occupied territories. Have you noticed the people that support and defend Israel, do everything in their power to make people hate Jews. Because they must have this enemy at all costs. No where in this entire forum do any Israeli supporters speak of Palestinian's without hostility. No where!