Before May 1948 Israel was an occupied land for a little over 2000 years. Over the course of that two millennia of history beginning in the year 63 BCE the Land, rightly called Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel), has been occupied, but never owned, by the Romans, Arab Muslims, the European Crusaders, the Ottoman Empire and finally the British until 14 May 1948 when the State of Israel was officially REBORN and one year later recognized internationally as a member of the United Nations by majority vote that included Yay votes from the UN Security Council led by the United States, Russia, Great Britain and France. Of great importance is the fact that from its birth over 4000 years ago, regardless of who occupied the Land there has always been a Jewish presence to ensure the holding of its lasting ancestral deed first granted to the patriarch and matriarch of the Jewish people Abraham and Sarah.
So, for all those who would stoop to the lie of calling Israeli Jews occupiers I would counter with the true and familiar phrase that "You Can’t Be Occupiers Of A Land That Is and Has Been Already Yours!"
Ancient and Modern Symbols in Israel showing a Jewish Majority Presence and Rule Now and Centuries Before the Common Era (CE):
Hebrew Inscribed Potsherd from Jerusalem, City of David, dated 1000 BCE (over 3000 years old) - the Oldest Jewish Temple Mount Artifact Found to Date:
Hebrew Inscribed Ceramic Bowl Dated to Over 2700 years old:
The Remains of the Biblical Israelites' Tabernacle at site of ancient Shilo. The Tabernacle precedes the Temples and dates to the period between the conquest of the Land of Israel by Joshua and the rise of King David - this would include the time of the Biblical Samuel and Saul - making this Jewish (Not Arab or Palestinian) site nearly 3500 years old.
The Land of Israel rightfully belongs to the Jewish/Hebrew peoples - the ancestral children of Abraham/Sarah/Isaac/Jacob and his twelve sons. Not the Arab offspring of Ishmael and not to those manufactured Arab castoffs now called the Palestinians. Ishmael was granted more lands than his brother Isaac yet Ishmael's ancestors, after nearly 4000 years, still envies and covets the small portion granted to his brothers - the Jews, and today his offspring the Arabs are using a small group of their own, wrongly called Palestinians (a wordplay on the Roman word for Philistines) as pawns in their unrelenting desire to seize control of that small patch of Jewish Promised Land and the destruction of their brothers - the Jews.
I have news for those who wish the demise of the Jews and the Jewish State known as Eretz Yisrael - those Arab plans for destruction will not happen to the Jews but will fall upon their own heads.
That, you can take to the bank.