I love this reverse logic: "Israel is a colonial project because it has a large diaspora." 10 largest diasporas in the world: India Mexico China Russia Syria Bangladesh Pakistan Ukraine Philippines Afghanistan By that logic all above are "colonial projects".
I wanted to mention Jewish pogroms, but there are too many to list. They lasted from 36 (Alexandria pogrom) to 1947 (Aleppo riots). Over 2000 years of violence. In 1881 - 1920 there were 1326 pogroms in the area that is today Ukraine alone. 250.000 died, 2,5 M expelled. https://t.co/leCTxnl79W