...namely that it exists, it has a functioning government and -- unlike many of its neighbors -- it governs by the consent of its citizenry. The rest of Sand's argument is basically nonsense. One might apply the same argument to claim that France should not exist as well. Several centuries ago, the people who lived there didn't think of themselves as french, didn't speak french, and didn't want to be part of france. Ergo, based on Sand's argument, there is no French ethnicity, but only a latter day construct, and France is illegitimate. Now go and sell it to the french and come back to the jews later....
Thousands protest outlawing of Islamic Movement in Umm al-Fahm in northern Israel (Haaretz)
A Palestinian teen who tried to stab an Israeli woman in the West Bank was run over and shot to death. Her father, imam of the refugee camp where she grew up, says his daughter was 'responding to the occupation.'04:30 28.11.15 | 1 comments