I agree for the most part but..Israel is the one nation chronicled in the Bible who rebelled from God. In this rebellion the nation often made enemies. The Bible describes the manner in which some of Israel's allies were destroyed.
The Bible also explains that God promised to Hagar that he would raise Her son up to be a mighty nation. Please do not forget or overlook that point as many of the Christian and Jewish faiths have a tendency to do.
As far as Deuteronomy is concerned, one thing that I think my Nubian and Kemetic sisters and brothers need to come to grips with is that much of the Old Testament, especially the first Books are taken from sacred Nubian texts, and the first five in particular were part of the record which survived the Destruction of Kerma around 1500 BC.
And this account in Deuteronomy basically is a redacted account of the genocide the Egyptians inflicted on the Nubian culture based at Kerma, the evidence of which is the Pan Graves.
Some here constantly want to blame 'Arabs' most of which are African descended, but they are clueless concerning how the Bible, in it's viewing the Egyptians as enemies of Israel, is actually written from a Nubian point of view because of the manner in which the Kings and Queens of Kush and Kerma were ritually executed.
You're right. Many of us do forget about the other mighty nations that God brought forth through His promises and then use bigotry as a source for political and cultural blame games. I'm glad that I'm not one of those. I try to take as much of biblical text to heart as possible.
And please pardon me if I am a bit skeptical about the other facts until I research them. Unlike many other christians of older generations who love to debate over history, my main concern is to develop my lifestyle to fit the heart of God's instructions, to let his instruction form my character, that I may be able to live in peace with anyone.
Please don't judge my skepticism as disagreement. I merely wish to examine the facts myself.