The relentless assault on Gaza, justified by Israel as a "war against Hamas," was the most recent stage in the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestine, begun with the 1948 Nakba, which, as Ilan Pappe documents, was carefully and intentionally planned and executed so as to gain as much Palestinian land with as few Palestinians as possible for the Israeli settler colony (2006).
Likewise, the soldiers of the Israeli settler colony, as evidenced by the most recent Breaking the Silence testimonies (2015), partake in war as joiners who perform routine acts and at the same time engage in the everyday--arguably banalized--digital reproduction of colonialism and military occupation.
It is these idealized figures that are often set up to create feelings of national identity, perhaps even more so when that identity is obviously a construct as it is in a settler colony.
In a way, the same process could be seen to occur when a settler colony has to face the fact that, because it is not part of an empire anymore, it lacks power in the world at large.
It takes very little to coax the American people to demand accountability from their elected officials on every matter, including US support of the Israeli settler colony.
The Israel Lobby does not own or operate the policy, it merely opportunities, as does the Israeli settler colony itself, on Washington's determination to suppress, by any means necessary, any challenge to the way it exploits the Arab/Muslim-owned mineral resources.
My interest here is to assess what the call to indigenize means in non-settler colonies, specifically in India, where the colonial matrix is different than in a settler colony
such as Canada.