What you personally believe about Israel is irrelevant, history clearly shows the lay out of nations and powers.
You do realize most of the OT is merely stolen and rewritten folk tales from other religions of the area right? And that the NT was written decades if not centuries after the so called events.
The bible is equal to a work of ancient fiction, not much more.
Why do Topix atheists take words of religious texts so literal? They so more than theists.
"Your" history is attempted reconstruction of events from fragments of all that was. It can have errors regarding true events. Be advised works such as the Bible go back a long ways, and were much closer in time to preceding events. They had fresher oraL history along with the artifacts.
BTW, people were people back then. Just as varied in thoughts and actions as we are today. They, too, had to occupy their minds like we do. History stultifies them, they become machines and stick figures. Something remote. They were the same as your Mom, Dad, Uncle Harry, and street vendors.
I believe part of present Israel was at one time part of Egypt proper during one of its eras.