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Viewing Eretz Israel as land and tradition

Eretz Israel has three major communities. There is the community of people who maintain its traditions, but who have live outside of the land. There is also the community of people who do not keep its traditions, yet who live in the land. Lastly, there are some people who both keep its traditions and live in the land.


Maintain traditions
of Eretz Israel

Live inside
of Eretz Israel


Before Roman Genocide

This period covers the years until 135 CE.

This population — Jews living in diaspora — underwent vicissitudes in the period of Eretz Israel's history from the start of archaeologically evident Jewish and Hebrew history, to the Roman Genocide, a period accounting for about of Jewish history.

This was the majority of Jews.

Imperial groups such as Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, and Greeks all laid claim to the Eretz Israel.

Before Zionist Revolution

This applies to the majority of Jews for about of Jewish history that has been spent primarily as a diaspora nation.

These include Arabs, both those who emigrated from other parts of the imperialist Arab world, and those who, through assimilation and colonization, went from anon-Arab to and Arab identity. These also include Druze.

This applies to the small minority of Jews who remained in Eretz Israel.

Romans, then other European groups, laid claim to Eretz Israel. Then, it transferred to control under Caliphates.

After Zionist Revolution

This period accounts for about about of Jewish history. This applies to about half or less than half of Jews in the 21st century. The majority of Jews outside of Eretz Israel were killed in the Holocaust. Also, Zionism promoted the immigration of several hundred thousands Jews into Eretz Israel. Lastly, at the country level, Jews in Eretz Israel experienced, generally speaking, higher fertility rates than Jews outside of Eretz Israel.

These include Arabs, nowadays split between three nationalities.

This applies to the small minority of Jews who remained in Eretz Israel.

Arabs displaced by the Israel-Arab War have sought refugee status which gives them standing internationally to make claims to Eretz Israel.