Greater Israel Territory. Photo/X@LadyVelvet_HFQ
JAKARTA – Greater Israel is a dream for Zionists to expand their territory. In this plan, they will annex several regions of other countries in the Middle East.
Until now, the conflict over territory between Israel and Palestine is still not over because of the difficult peace discussions between the two parties.
However, in terms of state power, up to now Israel is still the most dangerous in the Middle East, and is still continuing to develop its military technology.
In fact, if you look at history, even the several wars fought by the Arabs with Israel were still won by the Jewish state. For example, on machetes in 1973 and 1967.
From the 1967 war itself, Israel expanded its territory until it was able to seize Egypt’s Sinai peninsula and Syria’s Golan Heights.
Even though they have expanded their territory, this is apparently still far from the Zionist dream of realizing a Greater Israel.
Reporting from Jagran Josh, the concept of Greater Israel according to the creator of the Zionist paradigm, Theodore Herzl, is a Jewish State stretching “from the Egyptian River to the Euphrates River.” This means that the area will include:
– Suez Canal, or part of Egypt
– Tabuk region, or part of Saudi Arabia
– Parts of Iraq
The emergence of this Zionist concept will of course be strongly opposed by the Arab people. To prevent this possibility, Israel will definitely seek as much support as possible.
The emergence of this concept has even led academics to argue that Israel is a settler colony.
Reporting from Al Jazeera, all settler colonies are a continuous process of land annexation, where the original population is removed and settlers from other places are brought in to occupy the land.
Of course, all modern nation-states have annexed land to some extent, but the distinctive feature of the settler colonial state is that it would not have existed and could not continue to exist without claiming sovereignty over land that was forcibly taken from its original inhabitants.
In short, settler colonies can only claim sovereignty through the eradication and elimination of indigenous sovereignty.