Palestine has mixed recognition (and even many of those that do recognize it nominally don't really treat it like a country), limited autonomy, unclear borders and fractured and uncertain political control.
If you say the US and Canada are illegitimate because they are "settler-colonial states," what framework do we use to judge that? Vietnam is almost entirely on territory colonized and settled by the Vietnamese, whose homeland in southern China was similarly colonized and settled by the Chinese. Turkey was famously settled by the Turks, who displaced and often genocided the prior Christian inhabitants. Similarly, much Palestinian ancestry itself comes from the imperial settling by Arabs from the Umayyad Caliphate on.
So this is just history - populations have changed and moved.
the state of israel on the other hand has the stated purpose of replacing palestinian people in israel with "jewish people" even tho many palestinians are jewish. on top of the fact that israel has continuously acted at the behest of the west its fair to see why people call it settler colonialism. palestinian people have lived in what is now israel for a very long time and saying that they are the result of umayyad settler colonialism is ridiculous considering that what is considered a "palestinian" genetically has lived in palestine for 1000s of years
plus implying that america and canada arent settler colonial states is weird. literally the entire history of those countries are settling once indigenous lands with the political backing of their respective governments.
Arab - when referring to the culture
Arabic - when referring to the language
Arabian - when referring things specifically from the Arabian Peninsula
Similar to how it's more accurate to call some from Mexico Hispanic than it is to call them Spanish.
also jetpunkers: taiwan numba wan!!!
Other Jetpunkers: seem to have an impossible time understanding what this means.
Enjoy your life.
Princess, I think you can't see the forest for the trees.
even still it was funny
For those not getting the joke, it's that country that sits outside all the Jetpunk Venn diagrams.
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