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Doesn't the occupation prove that Zionism is Evil and Expansionist?

No country has ever had its legitimacy called into question because it ran an occupation. Nobody believes the United States should be destroyed because it is occupying Iraq, or that Iraq should be destroyed because it occupied Kuwait. This argument is applied only to Israel.

Nobody should live under occupation. The current occupation is not the result of "Zionism" but of the refusal of Arab Palestinians to live in peace with Israel. It is complicated by the beliefs of some Israelis in "Greater Israel," which was not a part of mainstream historical  Zionist ideology and does not have consensus support of all Zionists. 

The violence of the Palestinians is not a result of the occupation. Rather, the occupation is the result of the violent opposition of the Palestinians to the existence of Israel. The occupation is not intended by the Israeli government to be permanent. Israel has already withdrawn from the Gaza strip. Israel offered virtually all of the territories and Arab Jerusalem to the Palestinians at Taba  in 2001, but PNA Chairman Yasser Arafat rejected the offer and the Palestinians went on with the second intifada instead. The offer included about 95% of the territory of the West Bank in a contiguous area, not Bantustans as Palestinians claim. See The Myth of the Israeli Bantustan offer at Taba and other myths

The occupation is a result of of the vicissitudes of history. In the view of most Israeli Zionists, it is not a part of Zionist ideology. This became quite evident during the recent disengagement - withdrawal from Gaza. Anti-Zionists simply couldn't fit the disengagement into their diabolical picture of Zionism, so they invented "explanations" for it. More

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 Israeli personality Mehereta Baruch and American-Israeli basketball star LaVon Mercer tell us Zionism is not racism.

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