Wouldn't it be convenient if the Jews never existed? If they had no claims whatsoever to the Land of Israel? If every piece of their history was exposed as a lie? If they silently, painlessly, just disappeared?
Baron Carl von Clausewitz famously called diplomacy "war by other means." In today's hostility to Israel, scholarship – archeology, sociology and history – is the new means in an old, old war. Jewish history – particularly those aspects establishing links with the land of Israel – are being quietly airbrushed away