The debate "Israel has a right to exist and to defend itself" was started by
July 22, 2015, 8:43 pm.
46 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 10 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
historybuff posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
I_Voyager posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
historybuff, PsychDave, Turtle, thelogos, toughgamerjerry, sabrina, spellbeechamp, Adavion, Thaboykiller, nonliberalllama, Trance, musejay1, TransPanTeen, wayneSPEC, Tristanzee, Zeno, PowerPikachu, pajrc1234, sighnomore99, Hitmenjr, omactivate, DannyknowsItAll, Freyja, SwaggerPoptart, Biggns, Yanksxx21 and 20 visitors agree.
I_Voyager, Mehdigx and 8 visitors disagree.
I am going to take a counter stance to your view, Historybuff. Although my view is closely related to yours.
I would say that Israelis and Israeli businesses ought to continue living and engaging in business on the land that they are on. But this doesn't explain why Israel as a nation and government deserves to exist and continue to expand itself into Palestine. It'd be better if these two nations could be fused, even by force, into one nation. If this necessitated the imprisonment of anti-Palestinian and anti-Semitic political figures and peoples then so be it.
Though I have no argument for achieving this. Purely as an idealism I think I am right.
If this discussion has already been had I apologize but I must have missed it. I don't agree with everything Israel does. many things they do are disturbing. But distasteful acts do not remove their right to exist.