What’s the big difference between Israel’s 1967 occupation and its 1948 occupation? In short, the difference is that the second one disturbed Zionists a little bit more. Not for moral reasons – but for nationalist ones.
1948 was an occupation. Although Israel had initially made it clear just before its declaration of independence, at least towards USA, that it would adhere to the sketched UN 181 Partition Plan, it expanded into territories assigned to the ‘Arab’ part – and virtually all battles occurred on the latter territories.
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