Does Israel have a right to exist?
Israel was created in 1948 after Zionist settlers colonized Palestinian land and expelled around 750,000 people though a campaign of ethnic cleansing. In 1967 Israel occupied the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip during the 6-day war with Egypt, bringing all of historical Palestine under its rule.
Israel has launched brutal wars on Lebanon twice – in 1982 and 2006. Israel continues to occupy the West Bank and Jerusalem, implementing harsh security measures against its Palestinian residents. Israel keeps Gaza under military and economic siege. Within Israel itself, Palestinians live as second-class citizens.
Does Israel have a right to exist? Did Apartheid South Africa have a right to exist?